Vaccine Development Process Map

Accessibility statement for Vaccine Development Process Map

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This accessibility statement applies to the Vaccine Development Process Map

This website is run by the UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre, UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Department of Health and Social Care. 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
  • the text will reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

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, for example:

Most browsers let you skip from link to link using the Tab key. The current link will be highlighted. To move backwards, hold down Shift and press the Tab key.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • screen readers may not be fully supported
  • there are image maps of the overall process and sub processes in each section that are not accessible. We have provided a list view of these map to show the same content in an alternative format.
  • tables are used in the descision making guide section of this site which may not be accessible.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format please get in touch letting us know the format you require.

We’ll discuss your request with you and try our best to meet your needs.

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, please contact: Rachel Robertson, UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre,

Please let us know the issue/s you are having and what we can do to help when you contact us.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre
University of Edinburgh
1 George Square

Telephone: 0131 651 5062

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre, UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Department of Health and Social Care are 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-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Images are used with headings in this site to display the route through the processes involved, some parts of the image are used as links to further content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

This site contains links to pdf and word documents held on other websites and produced by other organisations. Some of these documents will not be accessible.

This currently fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships).

Where these are not accessible we will work with our partners to try and provide these, or similar documents, in an accessible format on your request.

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents produced before 23 September 2018 do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value).

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish that belong to us will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have provided a list view of the map content as an alternative method for users to access content.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 14th August 2020.It was last reviewed on 2nd September 2020

This website was last tested on 15th July 2020. We carried out the testing of this site within the RSC using WAVE Web accessibility evaluation tool.

All pages within this site were tested using the above evaluation tool.

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