Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the State of the Nation data explorer.

This website is run by the Equality Hub in the Cabinet Office. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 400% 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 JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

How accessible this website is

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

  • images on some pages do not always have suitable image descriptions. Users of assistive technologies may not have access to information conveyed in images.

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).

Feedback and contact information

Email if you need information on this website in a different format, such as:

  • accessible PDF
  • large print
  • easy read
  • audio recording

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

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’re not meeting accessibility requirements please email

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Equality Hub 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, level AA.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations


What we are doing to improve accessibility

Following the audit conducted by the DAC in August 2023, we are urgently fixing content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first published on 12 September 2023.

This website was tested by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) in August 2023.

Since this accessibility audit, we have:

  • updated custom components to make them accessible with a keyboard interface
  • added null alt values to images that do not add context to the page
  • added legends to all fieldsets
  • context given to
  • implemented ARIA roles correctly
  • added relevant descriptions to all links
  • updated page titles to be more descriptive to the contents
  • correctly labelled form elements
  • updated the heading structure of the pages
  • brought colour contrast in line with the WCAG level AA minimum
  • ensured that all content is accessible for users who require text spacing options when navigating a page