Accessibility statement

Version: 1.1; April 2024  

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is committed to ensuring our website is inclusive and accessible for all users. This accessibility statement applies to content published on 3ie's website: and provides an overview of what users can expect.

What is accessible and what is not

To the greatest extent possible, we use plain language to explain what we do, how we work, and what our research entails. However, some of our work is technical and contains jargon unique to our areas of study and the development community. While we are committed to improving how we talk about our work, there are limitations on how we have simplified our content.
In addition to striving for simplified text, here’s a few other ways in which we have tried to make our website more accessible. Users should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 400% without loss of any functionality.
  • navigate most of the website using the keyboard.
  • use most of the website using the (Non-Visual Desktop Access) NVDA screen reader.
  • view the website in varying orientations, such as landscape and portrait modes, across varying screen sizes.

Parts of this website may not be fully accessible. For instance:

  • features/elements enabled via third-party apps are not accessible.
  • video content may have limited accessibility due to lack of transcripts.
  • a few embedded pop-ups present within infographics are not accessible.
  • PDF documents and their contents are not accessible directly.
  • font size options are limited to the default zoom functionality.
  • status of actions (such as download) related to the PDF documents are not read out to the user.
  • certain interfaces to alter content size are not user friendly.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standards. This is mainly because of some of the limitations outlined below.

  • Embedded YouTube videos and those sourced from social media have limited content accessibility for want of transcripts. This could limit the ability of users with limited visual acuity to fully access the content via screen readers (WCAG 1.2 Time-based Media)
  • To resize the text, no user-friendly, easily comprehensible interfaces are available, except the default browser zoom facility. (WCAG 2.1 - 1.4 Distinguishable - 1.4.4 Resize text)
  • Embedded pop ups controlled by third-party apps (such as those within the maps) have limited the accessibility of contents they carry. (WCAG 2.1 Keyboard Accessible - 2.1.1 Keyboard)
  • Non-HTML contents are beyond the scope of the audit and might pose accessibility challenges to the users (e.g., PDF documents)

How we audited our website

We used the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level A and level AA to assess and optimise 3ie's website for content accessibility. We audited a sample of pages covering all the page layouts on our website.

To maximise the WCAG 2.1 guideline coverage, we combined automated checks with manual scrutiny. The tools enlisted are WAVE, AXE, Bookmarklets, NVDA Screen Reader, Browser stack, and Nu HTML Validator.

Feedback and contact information

For feedback/request for information, please contact 3ie here. While seeking information/sharing feedback, kindly include the following in your message: -

  1. the web address (URL) of the content
  2. your name and email address

Preparation of accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement was prepared on 15/03/2024, and webpages for audit were finalised on 21/09/2023. The audit is purely technical in nature and doesn't address legal compliance requirements, if any.