This website documents the CHI+MED project which has now ended. The site no longer has a manager as the CHI+MED project team no longer exists. One of the investigators from the UCL team who was on the project team has taken steps to evaluate how accessible it is and, where feasible, has tried to correct some simple things which may make some of the content inaccessible to some people. However, it is not possible to guarantee that it is fully accessible. The reasons for this are explained below. If you are having difficulty accessing any content, or you aren’t satisfied with our response, please contact us using the contact details below.

How did we evaluate the accessibility of this website?

The accessibility of this website was assessed on 30 July 2020 using the checklist for WCAG 2.1 compliance published by the UK Government which was downloaded from that site on 30 July 2020. We did not carry out a full, detailed technical audit as we judged this to be a “disproportionate burden”. In deciding this we took into consideration the burden that paying for a detailed check would put on the and the benefits of ensuring that the website is fully accessible. The CHI+MED project has ended and there is no funding for managing the website. There is no provision in any other budget to manage it. We therefore do not have the financial or human resources to carry out a detailed accessibility assessment.

While we acknowledge that accessibility is an end in itself, not just a question of legal compliance, and that the purpose of making websites accessible is to meet the needs of as many users as possible, our intended audience is limited. Our content is primarily aimed at researchers and practitioners with an interest in the project. We recognise that this audience may include people who have a disability and who would benefit from our site being fully accessible, but none has ever notified us of any problems accessing our website content. We have no content or services specifically aimed at people who have or are likely to have a disability.

Does this website comply with accessibility standards?

You can download a PDF document detailing compliance and non-compliance of this site. It sets out the points on the checklist that this website complies with, those it does not comply with, the ones we don’t know whether it complies or not, and the ones that are not applicable to this website.

Will we correct any points of non-compliance?

We have considered whether it would be a “disproportionate burden” to correct any points of non-compliance. We have concluded that it would be, for the same reasons set out above.

Contact details: how to get copies of any content that is not accessible

Please contact Professor Ann Blandford

What to do if you are not happy with our response

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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).