Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Jisc (as a partner in the UK Data Service). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some of the images have very low contrast
  • Some of our images contain repeated links
  • Some of our titles contain repeated text
  • Some of our images contain alternative text that is unhelpful or missing
  • We have mouse specific events without corresponding keyboard events
  • Our pages do not always have good structure
  • Our maps are not fully accessible because they are not properly marked up and labelled

How to request content in an accessible format

If you are unable to access the data or information on this website then we will work with you to get your requests to you in a suitable format:

We will get back in touch with you within 7 days to work out how best we can respond to your request.

If you cannot get through on the above phone number, please leave a voicemail - we are checking our voicemail regularly.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Fiona Lemon or Annette Pasotti, Marketing and Communications Managers, on 01206 872001 or by email:

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you are not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Jisc is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Disproportionate Burden

This section covers issues that we cannot fix right now. We have assessed the cost of fixing these issues but believe that doing so would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the law. runs on the DKAN/Drupal platform, a third party software. Some parts of DKAN/Drupal we are not able to fix, however, we will work with the DKAN/Drupal developers to highlight and fix issues wherever possible.

Some of the default icons have very low contrast, meaning that they are difficult for people with low vision to see. This This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)).

Some of our pages have Headings that skip a level (from H2 to H4), this makes it difficult users of assistive technology to navigate. This means we fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships), 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks) and 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels). We do not at the present time have the ability to change these tags, this code is generated by Drupal.

Some of our images contain alternative text that is unhelpful or missing. These images are default link logos created by DKAN/Drupal, we cannot edit or restyle them ourselves. This means we fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-Text Content). We will bring this to the attention of the developers and ask them to make changes.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations


Our website uses online maps. Where there is a map, the information being displayed is provided in an alternative format on the same web page.

For example, on the ‘Data Extent’ map there will always be a corresponding entry in the ‘Geographical Coverage Location’ element on the same page.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We will be working on tackling the accessibility issues listed above and any other issues that are found on this site.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 8 September 2020. The test was carried out by the UKDS ADU team.

Content modified from the GOV.UK accessibility statement - used through the Open Government Licence v3.0.