Accessibility statement for Explore education statistics

This website is run by the Department for Education (DfE). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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)

How accessible this website is

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

  • the drag and drop feature is difficult to use for screen reader, voice activation or keyboard only users
  • some form labels are not descriptive enough
  • some buttons do not have descriptive text
  • the in page search does not read back the amount of results that have been found when users perform a search with JAWS activated
  • the chart feature is not accessible to screen reader, voice activation users or users that rely on a keyboard to navigate

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re 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, 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’re 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 Department for Education (DfE) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

The chart feature was not accessible to screen reader, voice activation users or users that rely on a keyboard to navigate. As a result, users were unable to access this feature without assistance.Users need to be informed that this information can be accessedin another area of the page.

The map feature was not accessible to screen reader, voice activation users or users that rely on a keyboard to navigate. As a result, users were unableto access this feature without assistance.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 23 September 2019 against Accessibility Guidelines WCAG2.1.

The test was carried out by the Digital accessibility centre (DAC).

DAC tested a sample of pages to cover the core funcationality of the service including:

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to continually test the service for accessibility issues, and create a prioritised list of issues to resolve.

This statement was prepared on 4 December 2019.