Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring our website is inclusive and accessible for all. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

This statement relates to the Dementia Researcher website, developed and managed by staff based within the Dementia Biomedical Research Centre at University College London, within the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research. It was prepared in February 2020 (updated October 2020) in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 No.952

Website standards compliance

Our website endeavours to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. (AA standard). It is designed in line with recognised best practice, and training in creating accessible content.

The site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Help to navigate our site

For guides to using assistive technologies to use websites with a range of devices visit: My Computer My Way (MCMW)

Content which may not be accessible

We are continuously working to ensure we produce accessible content. Our site does contain links to other websites, 3rd party content and functionality. We are working with our partners and contributors to ensure that any non-Dementia Researcher/UCL content we publish, or systems we link to are also compliant. However, sometimes this may be out of our control. Our ambition is to reduce our reliance on non-compliant sites and tools, and we regularly review our supplier relationships. Posts published prior to August 2020, may not be fully accessible, however, we have reviewed which of these are most visited and have ensured those meet the required standards. This is because reviewing all of our older material would present a disproportionate burden and we know these pages are rarely used by visitors to the website. We will continue to monitor these pages and will update those which continue to be regularly visited.

If you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, or you would like any of the information on the website in a different format, contact us by email at dementiaresearcher@nihr.ac.uk or through the contact us page on our website. We will review all requests and aim to get back to you within fourteen working days.

Getting advice and support

Please contact us at dementiaresearcher@nihr.ac.uk if you have any problems or questions.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you are not happy with our response, or want to raise a specific concern, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)