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Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to the Rudy Study website (https://research.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/rudy/) as well as its associated test site: (https://research.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/rudytest/)

The Rudy study development team at NDORMS are committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public full access to information about the study. We also aim to make our platform fully accessible for study participants and study administrators.

Our aims

In order to ensure that all of our visitors can use our website, these pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as:

  • Alt text for all images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate
  • All essential audiovisual information is captioned, described as necessary or provided in alternative formats
  • Content can be navigated with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools

We are refining our development process to better deliver consistent accessible content.

Making changes to your device or system

AbilityNet has advice on making your devices easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:

How accessible this website is

We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:

  • Some older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some custom components do not currently comply with accessibility guidelines
  • Although all audio on videos is captioned, some multimedia content doesn’t yet have audio or text description
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see `Technical information` below and our known issues page or more details.

Feedback and alternative formats

If you have any further questions about content or wish to discuss provision of an alternative format, please contact rudy@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have any questions or concerns about this statement or the accessibility of any of our webpages, please contact rudy@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

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

Rudy study development team at NDORMS are committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. As part of this commitment, we are required to publish known issues with our website.

The websites we cover (see ‘How we tested this website’) are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard , due to the non-compliances listed on our known issues page.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. In addition to our plan to fix known issues, we continue to work on website content and structure. We are working with our suppliers to fix issues and think about future developments. We are also updating the ways in which we provide training and best practice to those working on our website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13 September 2020.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested over a number of weeks leading up to 13 September 2020. The test was carried out internally, using a quality assurance tool across all pages as well as a manual check of a substantial and carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. We continue to review the site on a monthly basis to check new content.

We tested our main site available at https://research.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/rudy/) as well as its associated test site: (https://research.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/rudytest/)