Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the research community full access to information, courses and activities offered publicly through the web.
This accessibility statement applies to Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre website – https://oxfordhealthbrc.nihr.ac.uk
This website is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
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
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- 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:
- Not all images have appropriate alt text
- Some video content does not have fully synchronised captions
- Some video content that contains visual information is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative
- Some link text isn’t meaningful out of context
- Some links to external sites open in a new browser window and some open in the same browser window
- Not all page titles are unique
- Some pdf and word documents aren’t fully accessible to screen readers
- There are instances of headings being used incorrectly, disrupting page hierarchy
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Communications Team.
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Oxford OX3 7JX
We will consider your request and get back to you within 21 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:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford OX3 7JX
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
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to making its website 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 non-compliance and exemptions listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Images, Audio & Visual Content
Many images do not have a meaningful text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1.
By September 2021 all images will:
- Have meaningful text alternative.
- Purely decorative images will have blank alt text.
- Infographics and charts will have a link to a full description of the content.
New images that are being added to the site will have alternative text.
Video only content
Not all video only files have a transcript, making the content inaccessible to users who cannot see. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.1. All new video only files will be accompanied by transcripts
Video with audio content
Not all videos have captions that are synchronised to the audio content of the video, making them inaccessible to people who cannot hear. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2.
All new video and audio content will have captions.
Some links do not use text that is meaningful out of context, which can result in users of screen readers not being able to understand the link without reading the surrounding text and users of speech recognition software being less able to target links accurately using voice commands. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4. All links will be reviewed and fixed by September 2021
Inconsistent link behaviour
Some links to external sites open in a new browser window and some open in the same browser window making the site behaviour unpredictable, which can result in the site being less accessible for people with some cognitive disabilities and people who use screen readers. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.2.2. All links to external websites will be reviewed and will open in a new browser window by September 2021.
Not all page titles are unique and indicate the page’s topic or purpose, which can result in people with cognitive disabilities being unable to quickly orientate themselves within the site and identify the purpose of the page without interpreting its entire contents. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2.
All page titles will be reviewed and fixed by September 2021.
Documents (Word & PDF)
A number of the documents (Word and PDF) on this site do not meet accessibility standards, which could result in them not being fully accessible to users of screen readers.
Documents that are essential to the service we provide will be either converted to HTML pages or replaced with accessible versions by September 2021. Any new documents published will meet accessibility standards.
We do not consider any of the accessibility issues to be a disproportionate burden and aim to make the site fully compliant by September 2021.
Our site includes third party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, link to another site or supporting documentation. We are not responsible for the accessibility of third-party content or to other sites we link to.
- YouTube videos
- Google maps
We will provide an accessible alternative to any third-party content that isn’t compliant.
Third party platforms
We often create content which is hosted on third party platforms. This includes:
- content we create for social media
- video which we host on YouTube
We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility requirements; however, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself.
This site has a number of documents which were published before September 2018. These aren’t essential to the service we provide and won’t be replaced. If you experience any difficulties accessing these documents, please firstname.lastname@example.org
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We want to provide the best possible experience for all our website visitors. To achieve this we will:
- Fix known issues.
- Check new features in the Wordpress Content Management System (CMS), which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available.
- Check new content on the Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre site for accessibility before it is published.
- Train content editors on accessibility.
- Carry out periodic accessibility checks.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared in September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21 September 2020.
This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types by the Oxford Health Communications Team with input from Thameside Media who built the site and continue to host and develop it.
The pages were checked manually using a combination of the following methods:
- Checked against WCAG 2.1 guidelines, with a focus on the items in the Gov.uk’s WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.
- Viewed on a small screen
- Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool