Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement covers the website https://www.datatoinsight.org/ and all subdomains. The accessibility statement also covers documents and tools that can be downloaded from www.datatoinsight.org.  

This website is run by Data to Insight (also known as D2I). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, this means that:

  • we provide tools for a very small number of people, this means that we can meet the accessibility requirements of any user who contacts us individually to request a change or suggest an improvement,

  • colour contrast between all text and backgrounds meets AA or AAA standards,

  • pages can be zoomed in up to 175% without spilling the text off screen, and a large typeface is used in all instances,

  • the website and all links can be navigated using just a keyboard,

  • all guides should be usable without the accompanying images, despite referring to them,

  • links are easy to understand without the context of the surrounding text for screen reader users.

We’ve also ensured that, wherever possible, we have used Plain English.

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

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of the website are not fully accessible, and some of the tools and guides we offer are not fully accessible, either.

  • Text does not reflow on pages and text boxes do not realign. This means that zooming in on the page beyond 175% means that users will need to use the side scroll bar. This is a result of the need to use a website design app to make our website as our team and funding are too small to hire a professional web developer.

  • Changes to text size and line spacing made using the browser do not affect our website. We have ensured that text on our website is large as often as possible however, opting for 20pt. text as standard. This is for the same reason as the above point.

  • A number of documents we link to are created by third parties and, as such, may not meet all accessibility requirements.

  • The tools we host mostly use either Microsoft Excel or Python within the Jupyter Notebooks environment. Accordingly, the accessibility of our tools is dependant on the accessibility of these products. Users have control over their own Excel and Jupyter environments and can make accessibility changes, but we are not in a position to ask either product owner to change their accessibility options for our needs.

  • The tools we offer, have, in many instances, ICT skill requirements that would be considered by most to be advanced. This obviously poses accessibility issues. However, the tools we host and provide are intended for use by analysts who, as a requirement of their role, will generally meet the minimum requirements to be able to use our tools. Further, we would not be able to offer the same level of functionality with our tools in a more accessible way as the tools require products which we do not control the accessibility of to run (see above).

  • Some tools we link to are hosted externally on GitHub, this means that the accessibility of those tools is limited by the accessibility of GitHub. The use of GitHub to host code-based tools is industry standard and very important for version controlling our tools and, as such, is the most sensible and viable choice regardless of accessibility issues.

  • Video tutorials we offer only have default, auto-generated YouTube captions and also do not feature full transcription or audio description.

  • Our website does not offer a site map.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, or easy to read format, you can contact us via email at datatoinsight.enquiries@gmail.com. We will consider your request and aim get back to you within two weeks.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

As we have a small number of users, we can accommodate individual requests to change the website, so please feel free to send us suggestions for improvements or ways we can accommodate specific accessibility needs. Note: to avoid the need to disclose personal accessibility needs, we welcome suggestions from anonymised emails, or suggestions made on the behalf of others.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Data to Insight's team members all work from their homes. If there is a legitimate need to visit a Data to Insight employee in person, we ask that you make arrangements via email in the first instance.

 

Data to Insight also does not have a telephone contact number. If you want to contact us, please email us at: datatoinsight.enquiries@gmail.com.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Data to Insight 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 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

The website was rated as 91.8% compliant with AA-level using the Siteimprove accessibility checking software.

The full website accessibility check was performed using guidance on the 'basic accessibility check' web page (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one) for those on whom it is a disproportionate burden to perform a full check.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Disproportionate burden

Text does not reflow on pages and text boxes do not realign.

Changes to text size and line spacing made using the browser do not affect our website.

A number of documents we link to are created by third parties and, as such, may not meet all accessibility requirements.

The tools we host mostly use either Microsoft Excel or Python using the Jupyter Notebooks environment.

Accordingly, the accessibility of our tools is dependant on the accessibility of these products.

The tools we offer, have, in many instances, ICT skill requirements that would be considered by most to be advanced.

Some tools we link to are hosted externally on GitHub, this means that the accessibility of those tools is limited by the accessibility of GitHub.

Video tutorials we offer only have default, auto-generated YouTube captions and also do not feature full transcription.

Our website does not offer a site map.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Python and Excel tools

The use of Python and Excel to deliver our tools is essential to the services we offer. For example, the data access, calculations, and data visualisation our tools provide aren’t possible using other means with the same functionality, particularly when offered by a team as small as Data to Insight.

It is not possible to fix these tools or update them in a way that makes them fully accessible as they depend on products outside of our control, and, for the tools to serve their functionality, they need to have certain ICT requirements and skills. However, as stated previously, a requirement of the role of those using these tools is to meet the ICT skill levels and requirements.

All guides for every tool are made with accessibility in mind, and the products in which the tools are offered (Excel and Jupyter Notebooks) have their own accessibility features which users can change to suit their needs.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

In order to improve accessibility we are using the changes we were able to make to the website during the accessibility check we carried out to inform a style guide for the website. This includes things like ensuring text links are descriptive, ensuring headings are correctly formatted as headings, and ensuring that all text meets AA level standards for colour contrast.

We only have a relatively small number of users, small enough that we can reasonably respond individually to anyone who contacts us. As such, we will make it clear, throughout the website, that users with individual accessibility needs can contact us to make suggestions for how to improve accessibility, or to provide them with resources we offer in a more accessible way. This way, whilst we struggle to meet some global accessibility needs, we can work with individuals to meet the needs of everyone we serve.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30/8/22. It was last reviewed on 30/8/22.

This website was last tested on 27/8/22. The test was carried out by internally using the guidelines set out here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one.

 

You can read the full accessibility test report here.