Accessibility Statement

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:

  • change colours and contrast levels
  • add text spacing for easy reading
  • read most of the website using a screen reader, including the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver
  • zoom in up to 300% with text staying visible on the screen, and most images scaling without resolution loss

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.

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of the website aren’t fully accessible:

  • We have a number of older Themed Reviews in PDF formats that are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some content is embedded in our website, such as videos, and you cannot easily scale these on screen
  • If you are using Safari as a browser there might be issues tabbing all the way through the page and down to the footer

How to get information in an accessible format

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 ced@nihr.ac.uk. We will consider your request, and aim to respond within 5 working days

Reporting accessibility problems

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 ced@nihr.ac.uk with the details to let us know and help us improve.

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

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.

Non-accessible content

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).

Non-accessible documents

Our site favours the HTML format for documents.

PDFs are not able to comply with the requirements of the web accessibility standard, and we do not generally upload new PDFs. Where we do create printable PDF versions, these are to supplement the HTML version, and we have made sure all the content in the PDF is also produced in HTML. This occurs for the following Themed Reviews:

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

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 this reason, we do not plan to fix the below documents:

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 01/12/2020. It was last reviewed on 03/06/2021.

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.