Accessibility Statement

Transparency Centre is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Transparency Centre takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of

  • Images have meaningful alt text
  • Links are visually identifiable
  • Using descriptive section headings
  • Using correct semantic HTML element structure
  • Forms have descriptive labels
  • Information doesn’t depend on color, sound, shape, size, or visual location
  • Text and background color have sufficient contrast
  • Content scales properly when zoomed/enlarged
  • Using a descriptive title tag
  • Support keyboard navigation
  • Focus states visible for keyboard users
  • Correct HTML5 input types
  • Site does not time out unexpectedly
  • Multimedia has alternative ways to be consumed
  • Using the HTML ‘lang’ attribute
  • Using understandable inputs labels
  • Forms have helpful and accessible error and verification messages
  • Links are descriptive and provide intent
  • Pages are understandable with no styles enabled
  • HTML is correct and error-free
  • CSV file downloads and JSON file downloads are raw data sets

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Transparency Centre is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Additional accessibility considerations

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria:

  • We do not use images of text.
  • All functionality is accessible by keyboard with no exceptions.
  • No time limits on website.
  • No content flashes more than three times per second.
  • We inform users where they are now on the site.
  • Every link’s purpose is clear from its text.
  • Organized content with headings.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Transparency Centre relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Transparency Centre, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Transparency Centre:

  1. Auto-generated PDF files from reports might not be fully compliant
  2. Uploaded PDF files from the Signatories might not be fully compliant


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Transparency Centre. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Transparency Centre:

E-mail: [email protected]