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This accessibility statement applies to the NIHR SPCR website. The NIHR School for Primary Care Research is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the NIHR SPCR full access to information, events and activities made public through the website.

The four principles of website content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) are based on:

  • Perceivable
  • Operable
  • Understandable
  • Robust

The SPCR would like as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, this website enables users to do the following:

  • Users can change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Users can zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Users can navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Users can read the website on mobile phone and tablet
  • Descriptions of images are accompanied by the equivalent text
  • Users can read transcripts of online videos (synchronised)
  • Users can make sense of structure of the website when styling is removed
  • There is enough contrast between foreground text and background colour
  • Users can flip the content horizontally and vertically
  • Content is resized to a single column with not horizontal scrolling
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, like pdf, large print, easy read, or audio recording, please contact us by:



NIHR School for Primary Care Research
School of Medicine, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG

We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.

The NIHR SPCR are 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 contact the SPCR.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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

Please consult the Known issues page

Non-accessible content

Our audit has resulted in a few areas which need addressing in terms of accessibility.

Things we are 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 content for accessibility
  • Train all content editors on accessibility
  • Carry out periodic accessibility checks

Please contact us if you need help accessing information or downloading material.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15 September 2020. The website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the School for Primary Care Research Communications Officer using a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types (see Appendix 1 below). The CMS has been audited for accessibility by the suppliers.

Known issues

Accesibility audit