NIHR is committed to making its websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with national legislation transposing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council and in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to CRNWM Learning & Workforce Development Resources
This website is partially compliant with WCAG 2.0/2.1AA, due to the non-compliance/ exemptions listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Apart from the exemptions listed below, this site is fully compliant with the accessibility regulations
Some sections of the website have a low contrast note. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 but is an issue with Google sites.
Some of our older videos may not have captions , any videos and transcripts are the responsibility of the owner
The breakdown of the existing Google Sites accessibility issues summarises the existing accessibility issues with Google Sites. Fixing these accessibility issues is the responsibility of Google as a provider of the Google Sites product. Therefore, fixes for these issues are beyond NIHR's control. The only resolution to fixing these issues ourselves is to change website hosts to another supplier. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues and believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We continue to work with Google in providing feedback and collaborating to ensure Google’s products are as accessible as possible.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Some of the documents that we link to for additional information are outside our control and may not be fully accessible.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By December 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Preparation of this Accessibility Statement
This statement was prepared on 15 June 2021. It was last reviewed on 15 June 2021.
This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was conducted by the NIHR.
We used a third-party accessibility tool called WAVE to test the accessibility of this website. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content. A full explanation of how this tool works can be found on WAVE’s website .
Feedback and contact information
If you wish to report any accessibility challenges in using this website, or if you require any information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact the Learning Workforce Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 30 days. If you do not receive a response, please contact the NIHR Service Desk at 0207 333 5060 (internal or external) or visit https://www.support.nihr.ac.uk/sp (internal only) for assistance.
If you do not receive a response to the above request, please contact the NIHR Service Desk (details above) for further escalation.
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).