Accessibility

MRC Regulatory Support Centre Learning Management System and E-learning

This LMS is run by the UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • reflow text 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
  • use a screen reader - this site is built using Moodle which officially supports the following screen reader/browser configurations:
    • Microsoft Edge, Jaws 15+ (Latest version recommended)
    • Mozilla Firefox, NVDA 2014.1+ (Latest version recommended)

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.

AbilityNet also has guidance on:

How accessible this website is

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

  • The e-learning modules are not fully accessible
  • The e-learning modules do not have audio
  • Where a module contains audio, we do not have full transcripts of the audio

Download information

Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.

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 with this site or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact: Rachel Robertson, UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre, rsc@mrc.ukri.org

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
Edinburgh
EH8 9JZ

Telephone: 0131 651 5062

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

UKRI MRC Regulatory Support Centre is 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

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.

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). For this website these are not essential to providing our services.

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.

E-learning modules/Test my Knowledge quizzes

The e-learning modules and test my knowledge quizzes provide content for a very specific audience and are therefore outside the scope of the regulations. However, we aim to make these modules accessible where possible.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have updated to a new version of Moodle  which improves accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 4th June 2020. It was last reviewed on 4th August 2021.

This website was last tested on 4th August 2021. We carried out the testing of this site within the RSC using WAVE Web accessibility evaluation tool and AChecker.

Last modified: Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 2:33 PM