Accessibility Statement

Published: August 24, 2021
Updated: August 24, 2021

We welcome any comments, questions, or feedback on our site. If you notice aspects of our site that aren’t working for you or your assistive technology, please let us know.

Our Commitment to Web Accessibility

data.org is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. In developing this website, we followed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA) issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Site Features and Best Practices

  • Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols, or simpler language.
  • Provide alternatives for time-based media such as captioning and transcripts.
  • Create content that can be presented in different ways without losing information or structure. For example, news, events and stories begin with an h1 heading, and we’ve done our best to ensure headings follow a logical order.
  • Make it easier for users to see and hear content, including separating foreground from background.
  • Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
  • Do not create content in a way that is known to cause seizures.
  • Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
  • Make text content readable and understandable.
  • Make web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
  • Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.

How we test the platform

Along with testing in modern browsers, we use manual testing with keyboard and screen reader, automated testing with Site Improve, Dubbot, and aXe (the accessibility engine).

More information on the guidelines and W3C, can be found at: w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php. Further information on section 508 standards, which include Web accessibility, can be found at: access-board.gov/508.htm.