Accessibility statement for ReShare

This accessibility statement applies to https://reshare.ukdataservice.ac.uk/

This website is run by the UK Data Service. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and we are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our resources.

For example, 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)

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 currently not fully accessible:

  • Some pages may not appear correctly when viewed at different resolutions.
  • Some content may not appear if a user is using their own accessible style sheet.

If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDFs, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please:

We'll consider your request and endeavour to get back to you within seven working days

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

If you can't view the map on our 'contact us' page, call or email us for directions

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, please contact: Fiona Lemon, or Rodney Appleyard, Marketing and Communications Managers, on 01206 872001 or by email: comms@ukdataservice.ac.uk

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're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

f you contact us before your visit we can arrange liaison with local agencies to provide sign language interpreters or lip speakers through Essex University's Disability Service, subject to cost and availability. We hope to provide audio induction loops in the future, once we have the required technology to host this service.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The UK Data Service is committed to making its 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 tags have used CSS for presentation effects. This means that users who require a particular visual presentation of text will be unable to adjust the text presentation as needed, for example if they have their own customised stylesheets. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships)/1.4.5 (Images of text) and 1.4.9 (Images of text (no exception)). We will ask our developers whether this can be addressed within the current templates. If they cannot, we will seek to address this when we redevelop the ReShare website.
  • Some pages use absolute instead of relative units which means that the page may not be rendered correctly at different resolutions (so users with sight difficulties may be unable to zoom in to read pages). This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text). We will ask our developers whether this can be addressed within the current templates. If they cannot, we will seek to address this when we redevelop the ReShare section of the website.
  • The website does not have two or more ways to find content, which means that some users may be unable to locate content in a manner that best suits their needs, because some users may find one technique to find content easier than another. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.5 (multiple ways). We will ask our developers whether this can be addressed within the current templates. If they cannot, we will seek to address this when we redevelop the ReShare section of the website.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We will redevelop the ReShare website during the next stage of the web development plan.

We will also run regular accessibility checks, ensure that new content added to the website meets accessibility requirements.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10 August 2021.

This website was last tested on 17 May 2021. The test was carried out by the UK Data Service Communications team who undertook a test using Total Validator, the WAVE accessibility tool and manual checks.