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Accessibility Statement for CONDOR Platform, administered by the NIHR Community Healthcare Medtech and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, based within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

The University of Oxford is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the University community full access to University information, courses and activities offered publicly through the web. Our Equality Policy outlines our commitment to a culture which ‘maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected’.  

This accessibility statement applies to the CONDOR Platform (https://www.condor-platform.org/) and the NIHR Community Healthcare Medtech and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (https://www.community.healthcare.mic.nihr.ac.uk/), based within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

OUR AIMS 

This website is run by Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences Communications team. 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 300% 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 are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include: 

  • Not all images have a meaningful text alternative 
  • Some images include text as part of the image, such as infographics or logos
  • Not all page titles are unique or clearly indicate the page’s topic or purpose 
  • 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 
  • There are some issues with contrast when we have used shaded boxes or backgrounds to highlight information
  • Some headings are missing or used inappropriately
  • Some audio content is not accompanied by audio description or text alternative 
  • 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 
  • When CSS styling is removed from some pages, the content may not be in a logical order 
  • Some pages use shape, size, colour, or location to communicate instructions or information 
  • Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software 

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see our ‘Known issues’ page for more details. 

FEEDBACK AND CONTACT INFORMATION 

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences Communications Team: 

Email: communications@phc.ox.ac.uk

Post:  
Communications Team 
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford. OX2 6GG.

We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 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: communications@phc.ox.ac.uk

Post:  
Communications Team 
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford. OX2 6GG.

OTHER ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES 

If you’d like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit our Equality and Diversity pages.  

If you’re looking for information on building accessibility, please try the Access Guide or the University’s interactive map

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 Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford 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 on our ‘Known Issues’ page.

DISPROPORTIONATE BURDEN 

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. 

CONTENT THAT’S NOT WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE ACCESSIBILITY REGULATIONS 

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT 

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. This includes: 

  • YouTube videos 
  • Sound Cloud audio files 
  • 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, SoundCloud or Vimeo 
  • data we supply to national databases  

We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility requirements; however, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself. 

DOCUMENTS (WORD & PDF) 

This site has a number of Word and PDF 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 email communications@phc.ox.ac.uk   

VIDEO AND AUDIO CONTENT 

This site has pre-recorded audio and video content that was published before 23 September 2020, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations.  

ARCHIVED CONTENT 

This site contains archived content, which is exempt from the accessibility regulations. The archived content is all internal announcements, external news and blogs, and trial-specific documentation published prior to 23 September 2018, but which have not since been updated. 

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 all new features in the Haiku Content Management System (CMS), which is used to create this website, for accessibility before they are made available 
  • Check all new content for accessibility  
  • Train all content editors on accessibility 
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks 

PREPARATION OF THIS ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT 

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. These websites were last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the Communications team using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers and the Medical Sciences Division Web Team.  

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 without style sheets  
  • Viewed on a small screen  
  • Checked using the WebAim’s Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool.