What accessibility means to us
The NICE OpenAthens website is run by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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 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 aim for a consistent and high level of usability across the website. We follow best practice accessibility guidelines. We engage with disabled, non-disabled and older people throughout development. This helps us understand user needs and make sure we meet them. We want you to have the best experience possible, so we have added accessibility features to support this. For example, skip navigation links.
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
NICE is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
NICE last tested this website (internally) on 18 September 2020.
NICE tested the whole website.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
We want everyone to get the best experience from this website. Please let us know if you:
- need alternative versions of our downloadable documents
- experience any accessibility problems with our site
- find any problems that aren’t listed on this page
- think there’s information we should include on this page
- think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements
We will aim to respond within 2 working days.
You can contact us about accessibility or to report problems with this website in several different ways:
Tel: +44 (0)300 323 0140
Enquiry handling team
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A, City Tower
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).
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 28 August 2020. It was last reviewed on (yet to be reviewed).
This website was last tested on 18 September 2020. The test was carried out by NICE (internally).