Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement for healthandcareleeds.org

This accessibility statement applies to healthandcareleeds.org

We are committed to try and making our website accessible for all, we aim to achieve the recommended government standard for web accessibility (WCAG 2.1 AA).

As a user with accessible needs, you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 400% 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

We also aim to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact the ICB at Leeds communications team.

We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and are continuing to audit our content as we go along. If you find something that you are unable to access, or we have failed to identify a barrier, please let us know.

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the ICB at Leeds communications team.

Non-accessible content

Although we are trying to make our site as accessible as possible, some information –  for example leaflets – may be non-accessible, particularly where we have brought them across from our previous website.  The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Most PDFs and Word documents have not been adapted with accessibility in mind. Assistive technologies may have difficulty in understanding them. We are working towards updating these into a more accessible format.  If you would like these documents in another format please get in touch via the details below.
  • All of our images should have alternative text.  However, there may be a few instances where the alternative text may not accurately describe the content of the image. We are checking on and updating this where we find it.
  • Not all links have unique or descriptive names. Some link text may be generic and not accurately represent the link destination. We are checking on and updating instances of this.

What we’re doing to improve our accessibility

We have carried out an accessibility audit of the current website to make sure we are complying with regulations. We aim to have corrected any issues highlighted by the audit by 1 September 2022. Until then, if you need content in an accessible format, please contact the communications team and we will provide it. Future audits will be carried out every year.

We are aware that there are still some changes that need to be made to the website and we will look to do these over the coming months. This includes providing HTML versions of documents.

We provide advice and training for content authors to make sure they understand accessibility regulations and what is required of them.

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