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Accessibility Statement for NDRS - CancerData

This accessibility statement applies to:

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

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • navigate most of the site using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including to most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver)

We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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 this website are not fully accessible:

  • a visible focus indicator is missing on the website menu
  • page titles are not unique and descriptive
  • the language of the pages has not been set
  • alternative text is not descriptive or accurate for many images - including linked (functional) images
  • there is insufficient contrast to read some text and graphics comfortably
  • you cannot skip to the main content on pages as this function isn't provided
  • when pages are zoomed in (up to 400%) content and/or functionality is lost - including the main menu, images in the Gallery and cookies message
  • several buttons have not been provided with accessible names in the Get Data Out - Intro section of the website
  • link text may be difficult to see as it has not been underlined and does not have strong contrast against nearby text
  • main navigation sub menus cannot be accessed by keyboard
  • navigation has not been placed consistently accross pages - the CAS Explorer pages are part of the same website structure but have different main navigation

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

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

CancerData (a part of the National Disease Registration Service) is committed to making it's websites 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 (WCAG) 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.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


  • several informative images across pages do not have sufficient alternative text descriptions – including linked (functional) images (Non-Text Content 1.1.1, Link Purpose in Context 2.4.4)


  • ARIA Landmarks are missing from pages templates throughout (Information and Relationships 1.3.1)
  • the default language of the page has not been provided (Language of Page 3.1.1)
  • page titles are not unique or descriptive throughout (Page Titled 2.4.2)
  • HTML list items exist without a parent element on the Homepage (Parsing 4.1.1)
  • Heading levels do not accurately convey structure or intent (Information and Relationships 1.3.1)


  • there is insufficient contrast for text across pages (Contrast Minimum 1.4.3)
  • text has been embedded in images rather than available as plain text (Images of Text 1.4.5)


  • a focus indicator is missing for most interactive elements across the website (Focus Visible 2.4.7)
  • main navigation sub-menus cannot be accessed using a keyboard (Keyboard 2.1.1)
  • there is no method to bypass repeated blocks of content and skip to the main content of a page (Bypass Blocks 2.4.1)
  • users have not been provided with more than one way to find web pages (for example via a global search mechanism and sitemap) (Multiple Ways 2.4.6)
  • navigation has not been placed consistently across pages. The CAS Explorer pages are part of the same website structure but have different navigation (Consistent Navigation 3.2.3)


  • link text has insufficient contrast with surrounding text and links have not been provided an additional visual differentiation (such as underline) (Use of Colour 1.4.1)


  • several buttons have not been provided with an accessible name in the Get Data Out - Intro section (Name, Role, Value 4.1.2)

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We are about to launch a new website where we will be consolidating all legacy websites and platforms associated with NDRS. This single point of access will provide a more user-friendly, streamlined service for stakeholders and users. It will also enable NDRS to meet the accessibility standard for all revised and newly developed web content.

We are working with a software consultancy organisation on this with the aim to have the new website completed by Spring 2022.

We will ensure that the new website meets the accessibility regulations Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to Level AA.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on . It was last reviewed on .

This website was last tested on . The test was carried out by CloudKubed who performed an evaluation of 5 pages against all level A and AA success criteria from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Content was selected to ensure a good representation of different pages, templates and components were included in testing.