Accessibility statement for MRC BNDU website

This accessibility statement covers the main website of the MRC BNDU.

This accessibility statement applies to pages within the domain.

This website is run by the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford. 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 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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some images don't have a fully-descriptive text alternative

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 will consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our Directions page, please call (+44 (0)1865 271865) or email for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are 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 Ben Micklem

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by 21st September 2021. When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Some of the PDFs that are hosted on this website are provided by third parties and, in some cases, have not been formatted correctly to allow navigation by screen readers. We have assessed whether we can resolve the issues with navigating some PDFs, but because the content was combined into the PDFs (by third parties) is not available to us, we believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

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.

3rd Party Content and Platforms

Video content on this site is usually presented using the embedded YouTube viewer. This is served from YouTube, and it may not meet accessibility requirements, but when the content has been authored by the MRC BNDU, we will ensure the content meets the requirements, such as having closed captions for all spoken information.

Some video content is supplied by 3rd parties, and hosted on their platforms. Again, these are outside our control and we cannot ensure the platfrom nor content meets accessibility requirement. We will only embed these players if we do not have the rights to re-upload content to YouTube (to enable us to close-caption the content) or if the content does meet accessibiity requirements..

Improve Accessibility

We will provide training to new contributors so they submit only accessible content. We will work through existing images on this website, adding alternative text for all images by 21st September 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18th September 2020. It was last reviewed and revised on 12th October 2020.

This website was last tested on 17th July 2020. The test was carried out by Olamalu.

We decided to test a sample page of each content type in the content management system, and key index pages, to most efficiently cover the issues that might be present in the site.