This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the 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 believe that the website is partially compliant WCAG 2.1 AA criteria, if you find any issues using the site please contact us.

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:

> email

> call 020 8843 7117

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:

> email

> call 020 8843 7117

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

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 exemptions and non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some documents that have been developed by NIHR are currently provided as PDF documents. The documents below are hosted in PDF format on this website but an accessible HTML version can be found elsewhere:

We also know there are some issues with how the Learning for Involvement website is set up, including:

  • colour contrast
  • non-semantic elements
  • missing alternative text
  • challenges with focus and collapsing the navigation
  • and more

We are currently working on addressing these on the website and expect to have made progress on the most serious and critical issues by April 2024.

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 29/03/2021 and reviewed on 05/12/23.

This website was last tested on 07/03/22. The test was carried out by Simple Usability.

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.

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