Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the European Social Survey (ESS) website.

This website is run by the European Social Survey, whose Headquarters are located at City University London. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen.
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or speech recognition software.
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and Voiceover).
  • We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

Known accessibility issues

We know some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • Some pages and document attachments are written in languages other than English.
  • Many documents are in PDF format. 
  • Some of our interactive data charts are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard. These charts are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.
  • There’s a limit to how far you can magnify any map.

Content outside the scope of accessibility regulations

Non-HTML documents published before September 2018 do not need to be accessible.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, phone +44 (0) 207 040 4907

In your message, include:

  • The web address (URL) of the content.
  • Your email address and name.
  • The format you need – for example, plain text, braille, BSL, large print or audio CD.

Reporting accessibility problems within this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed in this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements phone +44 (0) 207 040 4907.

Enforcement procedure

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The European Social Survey 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 August 2023. It was last reviewed on 4 September 2023.

This website was last tested on 1 September 2023. The test was carried out by Little Forest Ltd.

Automated testing was used to generate WCAG 2.1 reports against all our page templates and all critical errors against the guidelines were removed.