Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to peopleinresearch.org.

This website is run by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some of the code doesn’t pass W3C validation
  • The default language on the page isn’t set on the page
  • The HTML code of the page doesn’t always use name, role and value correctly

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is committed to making its 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 below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We are reviewing the non compliance issues detailed below with our development partners and will be updating this statement by 01/06/21 when we anticipate we will have agreed a timeline for resolving them.

  • The default language of the pages is not set. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 3.1.1 (Language of Page)
  • There are some pages on the site where the code doesn’t pass W3C validation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.1 (Parsing)
  • There are some pages on the site where the HTML doesn’t correctly use name, role and values. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value)

Disproportionate burden

Currently the site fails against the following criteria:

  • Code passes W3C validation
  • HTML code must use name, role and value correctly to meet standards
  • The default human language is determined in the HTML

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues and we believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment in 6 months.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

User generated content: Some of the content on this website is third-party content that is neither funded nor developed by us, nor under our control and is therefore exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 12/01/21.

This website was last tested on 08/01/21. The test was carried out by Woven Agency.

We tested all the main section pages on the website, with sampling of the Resources pages, using a combination of manual testing, testing with assistive technology including VoiceOver (on Mac OS) and NVDA (on Windows) and some automated tools.