Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement for the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

This accessibility statement applies to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit ( 

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

Change colours, contrast levels and fonts

Zoom in without the text spilling off the screen

Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

Navigate most of the website using 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.

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


How accessible this website is

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

We have a number of publication documents which are in PDF format which haven't been designed for accessibility


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, alternative languages or braille please contact us.


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


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

NHS Digital 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-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some PDF documents lack a document ‘title’ and some instances of poor colour contrast have been identified.


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix the guidance carried over from the IG toolkit.


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have begun to migrate much of our help content to the NHS Digital Data Security Centre Website, to support publication of guidance via web content, rather than PDF.  We aim to complete this process in 2022.  If you have accessibility needs and would like to share your views on these changes, please contact us.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10 November 2020. It was last reviewed and updated on 19 July 2021.

This website was last tested on 6 November 2020. The test was carried out by NHS Digital.

In addition, all new functionality is subject to accessibility testing prior to release.


Keyboard navigation guidance

Arrow keys can be used to scroll up or down the page. You can use your Tab key to move between links, and press Return or Enter to select one. To go back to the previous page, use the Backspace key.

To navigate between assertions when completing your assessment, please use the following keys to invoke the "Skip To" menu.

Microsoft Internet Explorer -- ALT+0.

Mozilla Firefox -- ALT+SHIFT+0.

Google Chrome -- ALT+0 (Windows) and CONTROL+OPTION+0 (Mac OS).

Safari -- CONTROL+0.