Accessibility statement for the Data Science Campus website

This accessibility statement applies to the Data Science Campus website, which is run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • 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)

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 the Data Science Campus website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Some images do not have suitable text alternatives
  • PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information on this website in a different format, contact us and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

We will reply within five days to let you know when we will be able to provide the information. We will consider each request but may not be able to provide an alternative accessible format on every occasion.

The Data Science Campus is based at the Office for National Statistics. If you cannot view the maps on our office locations page, please call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us.

Enforcement procedure

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’).

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Office for National Statistics is committed to making this website 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a suitable text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by 31 October 2020.

When we publish new content, we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards or publish the information in an alternative format that meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Some documents are only available in PDF format and are not accessible. We have assessed the resources needed to make these PDFs accessible. We believe that making them accessible would be a disproportionate burden.

We will ensure that any new PDFs published on this website from 23 September 2020 are accessible.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix the Analysing port and shipping operations using big data report published on 18 June 2018.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

The dates provided in this statement show when we aim to improve the accessibility of this website by fixing the issues identified. We are also working with others across the ONS to make accessibility central to the way we create content and documents, so they can be used by everyone.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 20 August 2020. The test was carried out by The Dextrous Web Ltd (trading as dxw) and the ONS Data Science Campus team.

DXW carried out automated and manual testing using assistive technology, different web browsers and mobile devices using a sample of pages which represented the most commonly occurring page types.

The Data Science Campus team also reviewed a content sample which represented the variation of templates and content types on the site, including blog posts, articles and information pages.