This statement applies to content published on the EPIDEM site.

If you have difficulty accessing any content on the EPIDEM site, please contact us by email.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

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 tables do not have row headers
  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • 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

EPIDEM 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:

  • where it fails the success criteria
  • planned dates for when issues will be fixed

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

The site does not meet accessibility standards for the following reasons:

  • Colour contrast – many pages do not have sufficient contrast between foreground and background colours. This fails the “Non-Text Contrast” success criterion. We plan to fix this by January 2022 by introducing colours that provide required contrast standards.
  • Many HTML documents do not have a lang attribute. This fails the “Language of Page” success criterion. We plan to fix this by January 2022 by adding the lang attribute to all html documents.
  • Many links may not have discernible text. We plan to fix this by January 2022.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

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 30 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 is currently being tested for accessibility compliance, these tests are being carried out by Manta Ray Media.

Accessibility Insights for web is being used to run our accessibility tests.

Last updated

This statement was prepared on 24th June 2021. It was last updated on 24th June 2021.