Accessibility statement for joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk

This website is run by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network and funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

We have made every effort to ensure this website is easily readable using plain English and we are committed to making sure our online services are accessible to all users.

We have involved people living with dementia, their carers and family members, and our charity partners in improving the website's usability.  We have also made improvements recommended by the Digital Accessibility Centre.

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

How accessible is joindementiaresearch.ac.uk?

We think the majority of our website is accessible and fully compliant with Level AA of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, in line with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. There should be no issues affecting users who have accessibility requirements on the main user journeys on the site, including signing up, logging in and reviewing their details and matched studies.

 

In order to help us achieve and maintain our accessibility objective we have commissioned The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) to carry out WCAG 2.1 AA level technical compliance audits, that will also include extensive testing by users with a wide range of disabilities. Our next DAC audit is due on 29th October 2020.

 

The following areas of the site that were not in the scope of the DAC review:

- nhs.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk

- learnjoindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk 

 

These pages have been assessed using a combination of automated testing (WebAIM WAVE tool) and manual checks for adherence to accessibility requirements for content.

 

Parts of the site that are not yet accessible

Our archived News pages on the site are not included in our current accessibility work. This is because reviewing all of our archived material would present a disproportionate burden and we know these pages are rarely used by visitors to the website. We will continue to monitor these pages and are considering whether these pages can be removed from the site. 

 

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

 If you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, or you would like any of the information on the website in a different format, contact us by email at comms.jdr@nihr.ac.uk or through the contact us page on our website.  When you contact us, please include a description of the issue and your contact details. We’ll review your request and aim to get back to you within fourteen working days.

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 Clinical Research Network is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

How we tested this website

The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) tested this website in September 2019 and we implemented the improvements they recommended. Our next DAC audit is due on 29th October 2020.

We tested the main user journey users would take in identifying a research opportunity and find information about research.This covered all the templates used in the site. You can ask us for a full copy of the report.

Areas of the site that were not in the scope of the DAC review (nhs.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk and learn.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk) have been assessed using a combination of automated testing (WebAIM WAVE tool) and manual checks for adherence to accessibility requirements for content.

Under review

The Toolkit site (nhs.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk) has some case study content which we are currently updating and reviewing.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have a programme of continuous service improvement that involves people living with dementia, their carers and family members, and our charity partners.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. Please contact us if you encounter any accessibility issues.

This statement was reviewed in September 2020 and will next be updated in September 2021.

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).