We are committed to providing resources that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are working towards increasing the accessibility and usability of our resources and aim to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

We welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to discuss their access needs.

Our website

The UK Data Archive is committed to following agreed best standards and good practice in web design and usability. Wherever possible, our resources are compliant with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA). Where technical features prevent this, we are happy to provide alternative routes to content. If you find yourself in this position please get in touch with our communications team.

Web Accessibility Standards

  • Level 3(AAA) W3C guidelines for HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets
  • HyperText Markup Language 5 (HTML5)
  • Cascading Style Sheets Version 3 (CSS v3)
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) conformance level AA where possible.

Known limitations

Some of our resources are dependent on third party tools or formats which have known accessibility limitations.

  • Adobe PDF
  • Use of third party video players

Useful link for Accessible Browsing

Help and feedback

We will provide help and support to any users having difficulties using the website. We are also very keen to get your feedback. Please contact our communications team with any comments or suggestions.