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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: - 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: - 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 a Marketing and Communications Manager 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 exemptions listed below.

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 ‘Geography Coverage’ map there will always be a corresponding entry in the ‘Geographical Coverage Location’ element on the same page.

Disproportionate burden

The header contains the UKDS logo that is held inside a 'a' tag therefore the hgroup tag it all resides in lacks a header tag or 'p' tag. This section of code is connected to main functionality of CKAN and therefore it is disproportionate burden to go and change all that code for a single tag. This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships, 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks) and 2.4.6 (Headings and labels).

We will bring this to the attention of the CKAN developers.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We have implemented fixes and changes to make the site more accessible and will be taking any problems or suggestions users may have to improve our accessibility further and then act upon them.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10 November 2022 after an assessment of the site's accessibility conducted over the week beginning 31 October 2022

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