Accessibility statement for the Flexible Table Builder

This page explains how accessible the Flexible Table Builder is and what is being done to improve accessibility.

This accessibility statement applies to the Flexible Table Builder application, hosted at which is run by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). 

It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver)

How accessible this application is

We know some parts of this application is not fully accessible. You can see a list of any issues we currently know about in the non-accessible content section of this statement.

How to request content in an accessible format

If you wish to access content from the Flexible Table Builder in a different format email and advise: 

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you require, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print or accessible PDF

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days of receipt.

Reporting accessibility problems with the website

Census Office is always looking to improve the accessibility of the Flexible Table Builder. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think the site is not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us by:


Enforcement procedure

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland.

If you’re not happy with how Census Office responds to your complaint, contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Census Office is committed to making the Flexible Table Builder 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 listed is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

There may be some accessibility issues when browsing the application for the following reasons:

  • there are some instances where focus state was not visible throughout the site (WCAG 2.1, Level AA, 2.4.7)
  • some dynamic content is fully inaccessible to keyboard users (WCAG 2.1, Level A, 2.1.1) 

Some accessibility issues are related to the underlying Flexible Table Builder software and will require developer and web design input. The underlying software used for the Flexible Table Builder is expected to be updated regularly and it is anticipated that any accessibility issues flagged will be addressed in future development.

How we tested this website

This application was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level A and level AA, and Microsoft accessibility guidelines.  These tests have been carried out externally and independently.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We continue to monitor feedback on accessibility and updates to accessibility guidelines.

Any issues on accessibility grounds have and will continue to be raised with the developer of the software.

Accessibility issues will be considered in future iterations of the software.

This statement was prepared on 03 March 2024.