Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Ethnicity facts and figures website.

This website is run by the Race Disparity Unit (RDU), part of 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:

  • older PDF documents that are linked to from this website may not be fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

Contact the Cabinet Office if you need information on this website in a different format, such as:

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

We will consider your request and get back to you within 20 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 contact the Cabinet Office .

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

RDU 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1, level AA.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We aim to review accessibility of the site as we iterate and add new features.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first published on 11 September 2020. It was last reviewed and updated on 25 October 2021.

This website was tested by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) in July 2019.

Since this accessibility audit, we have:

  • added 3 ethnic group summary pages which give an overview of ethnicity data for specific ethnic groups
  • added a new section with 4 pages about understanding our data
  • removed a functional component on our data pages that meant users had to click to show and hide some content in the 'Main facts and figures' section

These changes were tested in October 2021 by the Equality Hub digital team using:

  • automated accessibility checks with WAVE and axe DevTools in the Chrome browser
  • the VoiceOver screen reader
  • the Acart colour contrast checker
  • different browsers and screen sizes

Our next accessibility audit will be in 2025.