Pears Cumbria School of Medicine Accessibility Statement

Updated: November 2023.

 

INTRODUCTION 

This accessibility statement applies to www.cumbriamed.ac.uk. The Pears Cumbria School of Medicine Website is Partially Compliant 

  

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:  

  

  

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 https://userway.org/. 

  

You can use the accessibility Widget toolbar USER WAY to: 

 

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: 

  

Email: cumbriamed@cumbria.ac.uk 

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

  

REPORTING ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS WITH THIS WEBSITE 

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:  cumbriamed@cumbria.ac.uk  

   

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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.  

Some links are not meaningful or generic. These are mainly on the header and home page and point towards a CRM form: 

This makes the navigation for screen reader users difficult and the opportunity to create alternative formats more difficult. This contravenes WCAG2.1 – 2.4.4. We are correcting this issue as a new iteration of the site is developed. This has been added to the Accessibility Road Map and will be displayed on the statement when resolved. The Statement is updated annually. 

  

PREPARATION OF THE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT 

This statement was prepared 05/11/2023.   

This website was last tested on 20/11/2023.  

 

HOW WE TESTED THIS WEBSITE 

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

  

WHAT WE’RE DOING TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY 

Although we are continuously working to improve the accessibility of the current website, the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine is currently in the process of developing a new website that will meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standards.