Accessibility statement for the ONS Digital Team Blog

How accessible the ONS Digital Team Blog is and what we are doing to improve accessibility.

This accessibility statement applies to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Digital Team Blog (

The ONS Digital Team Blog is run by the Office for National Statistics. The ONS aims to be inclusive in all that we do. We want everyone who visits the ONS Digital Team Blog to have a positive experience and find and use the information they need easily. To help you, we have made our website simple to understand and more user-friendly, so you can:

  • 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

We know parts of this website are not fully accessible. We will carry out an audit and make the site fully accessible by 31 October 2020.

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 want

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.

Reporting accessibility problems

We know we are unfortunately not currently meeting accessibility requirements and are working to resolve this. If you you would like to report an accessibility issue, please 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 you are not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about the website’s accessibility

The Office for National Statistics is committed to making the ONS Digital Team 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 the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content on the website

We know there are non-compliances, which include:

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.

We will be carrying out an audit to identify and resolve all the non-compliances by 31 October 2020.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We plan to audit the ONS Digital Team Blog, then identify and resolve issues by 31 October 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 29 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 29 September 2020.