This accessibility statement applies to the DataMapWales website and content.

Using this website

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

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the website using a screen reader

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

This website’s accessibility

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.

These include:

  • some static and interactive maps
  • some images do not include alternative text descriptions

What to do if you can’t access part of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format then please contact us.

In order to help us provide information in a format that better meet your needs, please tell us the type of document you would like to receive. If you use any assistive technologies, please tell us what they are.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.

Reporting accessibility issues with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact us.

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, please contact the  Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Welsh Government 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below:

Online maps and mapping services, both static and interactive, are not accessible. These components are classified as exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Some images may not include alternative text descriptions. We aim to provide alternative text for images and tables used on the DataMapWales site, however there may be instances where these have not yet been provided. If you should discover an image without an alternative text description, please contact us.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 05 April 2022.

This website was last tested in April 2022. The test was carried out using AXE Chrome Browser Accessibility audit tool. We tested a sample of pages on the website.

We tested:

What we are doing to improve accessibility

Although the interactive mapping elements and technical service end-points within DataMapWales are not currently covered by the legislation, we are committed to providing an accessible service. As such:

  • all non-mapping pages are working towards the international WCAG 2.1 – Level AA accessibility standard
  • use of contrasting colours are available for those with colour deficiency for many of our data layers
  • you can navigate most of the website using just a keyboard