PARE Accessibility Statement

This page was last updated on 6 March 2024.

PARE (Practice Assessment Record and Evaluation), part of the University of Chester, is committed to making its website, accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Accessibility means that websites, tools and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. Working toward PARE web content being accessible helps the service to become a more inclusive and fairer place with information and opportunities available to all.

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • Access the website using a mobile or tablet

We have made our website and user guidance text as simple to understand as possible.

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

Some PARE users may be using older internet browsers and less powerful devices, often found within NHS and PIVO environments. PARE is designed with in mind and avoids the use of non-backward compatible software and memory-intensive functionality

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:

  • Some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software, nor do they have appropriate colour contrast
  • Some older Help Centre articles are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Older guidance videos do not have captions or a transcript
  • Some aspects of the website may benefit from improved colour contrast

Any new PDFs, web content or videos we publish will meet accessibility standards. All guidance will be reviewed and updated over the next twelve months.

Feedback and contact information

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and the materials it contains. If you find any problems not listed, or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us by raising a ticket through the Help Centre detailing the issues you have identified and the page or section to which this refers.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 6 March 2024.

The method used to prepare the statement was self-assessment.