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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, please contact: Queries@hra.nhs.uk.
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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 HRA and the UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre 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-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Most of our PDF and Word documents are not currently accessible to screen reader software.
If you need an accessible format of an existing document please get in touch and we will do our best to provide it.
New PDFs added to this site will be accessible.
Some of our documents are produced by other organisations. Where these are not accessible we will work with our partners to try and provide these, or similar documents, in an accessible format on your request.
This currently fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships).
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents produced before 23 September 2018 do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value).
For this website these are not essential to providing our services.
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.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish that belong to us will meet accessibility standards.
When we publish new content and PDF or word documents that belong to us, we will ensure that these are accessible. For documents produced by our partners, we will do our best to ensure that these are provided in an accessible format.
This statement was prepared on 7 August 2020.It was last reviewed on 4 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 11 June 2020. We carried out the testing of this site within the using WAVE Web accessibility evaluation tool.
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