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Accessibility Statement for casweb.digitalresources.jisc.ac.uk

This accessibility statement applies to casweb.digitalresources.jisc.ac.uk.

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

How accessible this website is

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

  • Some of the forms do not have adequate labels
  • There is not a meaningful sequence to buttons on data tables
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • We have used a layout table to position text elements
  • We have mouse specific events without corresponding keyboard events
  • We have not adequately described areas of web pages
  • We have not adequately described groupings of buttons
  • The whole website is built using frames

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: comms@ukdataservice.ac.uk.

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

Text does not reflow to match smaller screen sizes or zooming in to 200% and above. This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 (Reflow).

We have not allowed the paragraph spacing for text to be easily increased. This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 (Text Spacing). We will rewrite the website to allow for paragraph spacing to be increased.

Some of our forms are not labelled. This means we fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels) and 1.1.1 (Non-text Content) and 3.3.2 (Labels or instructions). We will add meaningful labels to forms.

We have not marked up the web pages into a proper structure and/or identification of page regions/landmarks to aid navigation. This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks). We are working on adding page regions to each page.

We have some "onmouseover" events that do not have a corresponding keyboard equivalent. This means that keyboard users are not being treated the same. This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard). We will add an 'onfocus' event so that keyboard users are treated the same.

Our data table have the 'Add data' buttons above selection boxes, this means that keyboard users have to go forwards and then backwards to select data. This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order. We are working on adding extra buttons at the bottom of the data tables.

Our data table have the 'Add data' buttons above selection boxes, this means that keyboard users have to go forwards and then backwards to select data. This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order. We are working on adding extra buttons at the bottom of the data tables.

We have not adequately described and grouped buttons and checkboxes using framesets, doing this means it is harder for screen readers to make sense of the web page function. . This means we do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions. We are working on adding framesets and labels to our web pages.

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. We are planning to decommission casweb.digitalresources.jisc.ac.uk and replace it with a new website for accessing census data, that website will have full WACG 2.1 criterion built in.

Casweb is built using frames, a deprecated HTML tag no longer in the HTML5 standard. Frames are difficult for screen readers and keyboard navigation and for smaller screen sizes. It would cost too much to rewrite Casweb in a non-frames format so we have decided to replace it but it will continue to function until it's replacement is ready. If users have trouble using Casweb we will work with them to extract the data they require and send it to them using other means.

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 7 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 7 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.

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