Accessibility statement

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:

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.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

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:

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
Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BT

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).

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).