This accessibility statement applies to the Research+Me website only. The Research+Me sign-up form, which you can access by clicking the ‘register’ button on our website, is hosted on a different system. We have provided more information about this system below.
This website is run by the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre: Newcastle, which is part of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 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 have tried to make this website as accessible as possible to the best of our ability. However, we acknowledge that there may be problems that we are unaware of.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.
You can find further details on how to get in touch on our contact us page.
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 protected].
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).
The Research+Me sign-up form
If you choose to sign up to Research+Me by clicking ‘register’, you will be taken to a form which is hosted on a system called REDCap. The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust uses REDCap to capture research data, for example from research participants, safely and securely.
REDCap offers an extensive range of options that allow us to design the form so that we can capture the information we need. Due to the many options that are available, we cannot guarantee that the form is fully accessible. However, the form does offer certain accessibility features such as enlarged buttons and adjustable text size.
Please contact us if you are unable to use the form and we will do our best to help you.
Visiting us in person
Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements prior to visiting us and we will do our best to meet them. Our unit is wheelchair accessible.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 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. We have not carried out a full accessibility audit and we therefore can’t guarantee full compliance.
What we’re doing to improve our accessibility
We acknowledge that there may be aspects of this website’s accessibility that can improved that we are not aware of. We strive to stay on top of the the latest website accessibility guidance and invite you to get in touch with us with suggestions for improvement.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 3 August 2023. It was last reviewed on 24 August 2023.