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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 University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk) and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, (www.kennedy.ox.ac.uk) websites.

Our Aims

These websites are run by the NDORMS 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 an appropriate text alternative
  • Some link text isn't meaningful out of context
  • Some colour contrasts are low
  • Some links to external sites open in a new browser window and some open in the same browser window
  • Video content does not have fully synchronised captions
  • Some video content is not accompanied by audio description or a text alternative
  • Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • There are instances of headings being used incorrectly making some content inaccessible to assistive technology
  • Carousels do not have obvious controls for users to stop the auto-rotate

We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see our 'Accessibility known issues' section for more details.

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the NDORMS Communications and Web Team:

Email: communications@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

Post:
Communications Team
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Windmill Road,
Headington
Oxford,
OX3 7HE

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@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

Post:

Communications Team
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Windmill Road,
Headington
Oxford,
OX3 7HE

Other accessibility resources

If you'd like more information about accessibility and resources for students, staff and visitors in Oxford more generally, please visit the University's 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 Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal 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.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance and exemptions listed in our Accessibility Known Issues page.

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 8 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the NDORMS 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 WCAG 2.1 Primer Checklist.
  • Viewed without style sheets
  • Viewed on a small screen
  • Checked using the WebAim's Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE)