Ofcom recognises the importance of providing a website that is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.
Ofcom seeks to be forward compliant in accessibility. This means we make every effort to ensure that everything we have created and published online since 29 December 2003 (the date we assumed our statutory powers) complies with current accessibility standards.
We will also follow forward best-practice. This means we will try to go beyond current standards to make sure we anticipate new guidelines as they emerge.
However, it is not possible to guarantee that older material previously published by our predecessor bodies and held in our archives will meet accessibility criteria. Much of that legacy material was created without following accessibility standards. It is very difficult to update this material; however, if people with disabilities need access to older documents we will do all we can to help them. For more information on this please contact the webmaster
Our predecessor bodies were the Radiocommunications Agency, Oftel, the Independent Television Commission, the Radio Authority and the Broadcasting Standards Commission. Material which they published prior to 29 December 2003 can be found in our
We will consider all reasonable requests for our publications in alternative formats or other languages. Please call our Advisory Team Monday-Friday between 09:00 and 17:00 on 020 7981 3040 or 0300 123 3333. If you are deaf or speech-impaired, our textphone number is 020 7981 3043 or 0300 123 2024. Video Relay Service - instructions if you would like to contact Ofcom in British Sign Language. Please note that these numbers only work with special equipment used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Welsh speakers can call 020 7981 3042 or 0300 123 2023. Our fax number is 020 7981 3334.