SAS Visual Analytics Data Platform
This website/data platform is run by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
Some of our content is technical, and we use technical terms where there is no easier wording, we could use without changing what the text means.
If you have a disability, then AbilityNet has advice to help you make your device easier to use.
The main navigation and control features of this data platform is fully accessible, and we run regular audits to identify any new problems.
We know that some parts of the website aren’t fully accessible:
If you have problems accessing information on this website, or would like any of our work in a different format like a more accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, or braille:
We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you within 3 days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the website.
If you find any problems which aren’t listed on this page, or think that we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations then please email email@example.com to let us know.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
NHS Counter Fraud Authority is committed to making all its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The use of images within the data platform are for illustration purposes only and do not portrait consumable data within them. Where images are used an alternative text (alt) is provided using a visual description of the image contents.
The NHSCFA will not be modifying the display or use of these data widgets to make them conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard at this time as it would require migration to a new hosted platform and service. The NHSCFA is still under contractual agreement with the current vendor (SAS Institute Inc., USA) and would be of disproportionate burden to renew the service before the end of the licencing period November 2020 with a conditional extension to November 2021.
When investigating future data visualisation platforms NHSCFA is committed to undertaking guidance provided under EN 301 549 (Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe) and will include accessibility as part of the contract evaluation for future phases of the platform.
Most of our data platform works correctly on any web technology.
How our site looks, and works is based on HTML5, and we test for and support the following browsers:
You may experience unexpected behaviour in other browsers, although we use fully validated code which should work on modern browser. Legacy browsers and depreciated versions of browsers may not work in the anticipated way. They may also contain vulnerabilities that could put your system or device at risk. For more information on the very latest browsers visit http://www.browser-update.org/update-browser.html for more information.
This website undergoes automated testing against the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 using an automated tool called Siteimprove. This tool scans 100% of our web pages, and tests against all the criteria in the guidelines which are possible to automate.
The weekly report is reviewed by the development team, with any actions taken and prioritised into our future work. We aim to fix all high priority issues as soon as is possible from them being identified.
In addition, we conduct internal testing against known accessibility issues which are not able to be found through automated testing, on a sampled basis. We last conducted an accessibility check on these areas in October 2019.
We use automated testing to inform most of our improvements to accessibility on the site.
Automated testing can’t find everything that could be improved but we are confident about what it does find.
This means we have fixed many of accessibility problems which manual checking may of overlooked.
There are several accessibility features which we test manually, which include:
This data platform is hosted using SAS Visual Analytics. NHSCFA is using version 7.9 which has since been superseded by version 8.2 software for SAS Visual Analytics alode the Viya platform. An accessibility conformity report has been conducted by the vendor (SAS Institute Inc, USA) for this most recent version. A copy of this report is available from their site https://www.sas.com/en_us/industry/government/accessibility/accessibility-compliance.html
We are actively looking to improve the accessibility on our websites and data platforms.
The improvements below have been identified on our current work schedule.
|Target date||Item of work||Type of work||Status||Next Review|
|Jan 2020||Review accessibility criteria within SAS VA||Developer||Ongoing||Jan 2020|
|Apr 2021||Upgrade SAS VA to 8l2 and Viya, with the accessibility improvements with this update||Developer||Ongoing||Jan 2020|
|Dec 2019||Produce accessibility checklist for all future product design||Developer||Ongoing||Jan 2020|
|Apr 2020||Make VA reports accessible on mobile devices via the SAS App.||Developer||Ongoing||Jan 2020|
|Jan 2020||Remove SAS Visual Analytics logos from the Report viewer||Developer||Ongoing||Jan 2020|