Skip to navigation Skip to main content Skip to footer

Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement

This web site has been designed and tested against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to an ‘AA’ standard, although there may be areas in which we can continue to improve in the future.

We have worked to make our website meets Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

UK Biobank is committed to making our online content as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you have had trouble accessing this site please do get in touch with us on email

Future Improvement

We have identified areas where we could improve the inclusiveness of our web experience below.

There are some videos on the site for which we have provided closed captions and some that do not have closed captions. Where there are currently no closed captions in place text transcripts for all video and audio media on the website are available by request to

There is a search tool on the site, which returns search results from across the whole site based on keyword entry. We have not provided a breadcrumb function on the site, however, the menu structure is simple and the amount of pages kept to a minimum. 

Where possible we have used plain English in order for our text to be easily understood by most users, however due to the nature of scientific research some of the pages do contain technical language that some users may find complex.

There are currently no forms on the site, and where possible we avoid the use of data collection through the web site. If however forms were to be introduced we will ensure they are short, with all input fields clearly labelled, and a data privacy policy supplied.

We want visitors to the UK Biobank web site to find the information they are looking for, and are keen to address any issues found on our website. If you have found it difficult to access our website for whatever reason, please let us know. Email

Last updated