This accessibility statement applies to the NIHR Evidence website. This website is run by the NIHR, with F1000Research as the site service providers. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website, and we have designed it to be accessible. On this website, you should be able to:
We’ve made the website text as simple as possible to understand, using plain English wherever possible. Some of our content is technical, and contains scientific terms and language. In some instances we have not been able to simplify the wording without changing the meaning of the text.
If you have a problem accessing any documents then AbilityNet has advice to help you make your device easier to use.
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 more accessible format please email us details of your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will consider your request, and aim to respond within 5 working days
We are 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 with the details to let us know and help us improve.
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).
The NIHR is committed to making websites 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 exemptions listed below.
Some of the older Alerts do not contain hierarchical headings at the moment, making them more challenging for screen reader software. We plan to update these headings by April 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of headings meets accessibility standards.
If you are using Safari as a browser there might be issues tabbing all the way through the page and down to the footer. This issue is currently under investigation (December 2020).
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to update the Themed Reviews that were published prior to September 2018, however, any new Themed Reviews will be published.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
This statement was prepared on 01/12/2020. It was last reviewed on [date when it was last reviewed].
This website was last tested on 01/12/20. The test was carried out by F1000Research’s Quality Assurance (QA) team.
We tested for keyboard accessibility on the homepage, browse page and article pages. All pages were also tested to ensure they can be tabbed all the way through, that all actions can be made via keyboard and that the highlighted item is clear .
These parameters were checked on all main browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Edge.