Accessibility statement

Pears Cumbria School of Medicine Accessibility Statement

Updated: March 2024.



This accessibility statement applies to The Pears Cumbria School of Medicine is a partnership between Imperial College London and the University of Cumbria. This website is hosted and maintained by Imperial College London.  

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 Voice-over)  
  • We have 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. 

This website also used the User Way accessibility Widget to improve and support the user experience. UserWay’s Accessibility Technology is a toolbar that improves and supports the user digital experience. To view more information about UserWay visit 

You can use the accessibility Widget toolbar USER WAY to: 

  • Emphasize Tab focus navigation 
  • Screen reader 
  • Increase the contrast, change colours 
  • Highlight Links 
  • Increase text size 
  • Increase text Spacing 
  • Pause Animations 
  • Use Dyslexia Friendly Font 
  • Enlarge Cursor 
  • Use a reading Guide  

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, word document, audio recording, or braille, then please contact us: 


We will review your request, and get back to you in 7 days. 

Reporting accessibility problems

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website, however, if you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact:  

Technical Information about this website’s Accessibility

Pears Cumbria School of Medicine 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 2.2 AA standard


This statement was prepared 10/03/2024.   

This website was last tested on 10/03/2024.


We tested the pages both manually and with the use of accessibility software.  This software includes:  

  • Userway  
  • WAVE Evaluation Tool  
  • Natural Reader