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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement


This accessibility statement applies to the NRP Biorepository website.

This website is managed by Quadram Institute Bioscience on behalf of the NRP Biorepository. 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 believe this website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Since our last accessibility audit we have worked with the website developers to address the identified non-compliant issues across the website. These issues included:

  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Some navigational elements are currently not highlighted on focus when using keyboard navigation
  • Colour used for links in main text content areas has a low contrast ratio with the default site background colour, resulting in possible reading issues for some users with partial vision.
  • Some areas of text have a low contrast ratio between the text colour and the background colour, resulting in possible reading issues for some users with partial vision.
  • Some links to related information have duplicate/non-descriptive link text.
  • Some images are missing alternative text descriptions

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within two working 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, please get in touch.

To make sure we can deal with your enquiry quickly, it would helpful if you could provide the information advised on the web accessibility initiative website:

  • the full website address for the page you’re having problems accessing
  • details about what you were trying to do and why you found it difficult or impossible to do
  • details about your computer and software. For example; the operating system and version you’re using, the browser software and version you use to view the web. If you do not know, maybe a friend, relative, or colleague can help you. If not, you can skip this part.
  • if it’s related to the problem you’re experiencing. Include any settings you have customised or any assistive technology that you use

We aim to successfully resolve any issue reported to us regarding the accessibility and usability of our website.

Get in touch with us:

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 NRP Biorepository is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

No issues

Disproportionate burden

No issues

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we addressed issues to improve accessibility on this website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 11 December 2020.

This website was last tested on 7 September 2020. The test was carried out by Angie and Andy Walker Design Services.

You can read the full Accessibility report [PDF document]