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Accessibility statement for Dementias Platform UK website

This accessibility statement applies to the Dementias Platform UK (Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford) website: www.dementiasplatform.uk

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'.

Our aims

This website is run by members of Dementias Platform UK. 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 200% 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

Some parts of our website may not yet be fully accessible. This may include:

  • Some images may include text as part of the image (we have strived to provide separate text descriptions of such images)
  • Some links that open different websites in new tabs or windows are not marked visually
  • Some video content may not yet have fully synchronised captions

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact Dementias Platform UK:

You can email us at dpuk@psych.ox.ac.uk or write to us at:

Dementias Platform UK

Department of Psychiatry

University of Oxford

Warneford Hospital

Oxford

OX3 7JX

We will consider your request and get back to you within 28 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We continue to look for ways 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 us via email to dpuk@psych.ox.ac.uk or write to us at:

Dementias Platform UK

Department of Psychiatry

University of Oxford

Warneford Hospital

Oxford

OX3 7JX

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 a complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Dementias Platform UK, Department of Psychiatry, 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.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the known and potential non-compliances and exemptions listed above.

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, and the website tested, in July 2021. The test was carried out by Dementias Platform UK using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers.

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 WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.
  • Viewed without style sheets
  • Viewed on a small screen
  • Checked using the WebAim's Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool