This accessibility statement applies to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Blog (blog.ons.gov.uk).
The ONS Blog is run by the Office for National Statistics. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. We have made the website text as simple as possible to understand. 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 the website is
Parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- some blog post images do not have alternative (alt) text
- some blog posts do not have links that make it clear where the link will go
Technical information about the website’s accessibility
The Office for National Statistics is committed to making the ONS Blog accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Compliance status of the website
The ONS Blog is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to non-compliances listed below.
Non-accessible content on the website
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some blog post images do not have alternative (alt) text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to fix these by 31 October 2020.
Some blog posts do not have links with discernible text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)). We plan to fix these by 31 October 2020.
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information from the ONS Blog in a different format please contact us and tell us:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your name and email address
- the format you need, for example audio, braille or large print
Reporting accessibility problems
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting the accessibility requirements, please contact us.
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”).
What we are doing to improve accessibility
We plan to identify and fix issues for the ONS Blog according to the timescales shown for each area above.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 19 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 19 September 2020.
The ONS Blog was last tested on 9 September 2020. The test was carried out by The Dextrous Web Ltd (trading as dxw).
dxw carried out automated and manual testing using assistive technology, different web browsers and mobile devices using a sample of pages that represented the most commonly occurring page types.