Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to content published on and It does not apply to the content under external links. 

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

·           See content clearly whatever your screen size

·           Able to skip to main content via links

·           Able to resize text

·           Colour contrasts

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible the website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

·         some pages and document attachments are not clearly written

·         some tables do not have row headers

·         some pages have poor colour contrast

·         some heading elements are not consistent

·         some images do not have good alternative text

·         some buttons are not correctly identified

·         some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls

·         many older documents in PDF format are not fully accessible]

What we do about known issues

We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is not accessible, we will state a reason, warn users, and offer alternatives.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Small Area Health Statistics Unit 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 known issues listed below.

Non accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

·         HTML lang attribute, which means it is not clear which language is used to write the content of the web site.

·         Colour contrast shortfalls (throughout the site and on footer)

·         Link names are missing on the map options (Home page and other tabs)

·         Project Tab: in addition to above, some elements are not focusable

·         Team Tab: In addition to above, scrollable elements are not navigable by keyboard.

·         “Message” element under contact tab does not have a label

·         Element names do not have discernible text. 

Some documents and content are exempt from the regulations (such as live video content and PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services), so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible. But if you need to access information in one of these document types, you can contact us and ask for an alternative format.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

·           No video captions, transcriptions or audio descriptions

·           Colour contrast issues

·           Website content not navigable using a keyboard

·           Content in inaccessible documents such as old PDFs

·           Content in tables that are not marked up correctly

·           Content is not optimised to display on different screen sizes or orientation

·           No text alternatives for non-text content]

Disproportionate burden


Reporting accessibility issues

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille or if you find any accessibility issues not listed on this page then please contact

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 working days.

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).

How we test this website

This website was last tested for accessibility compliance on 3/6/2021, and these tests have been carried out internally

We used the Google Accessibility Insights for Web, when deciding on a sample of pages to test.

Last updated

This statement was prepared on 3/6/2021. It was last updated 9/6/2021