Accessibility Policy

This accessibility statement applies to this site only. It does not refer to any other services on the nhs.uk domain.

This website is run by The Health Informatics Service. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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
  • 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.

The website is designed to be compatible with assistive technologies and the last two versions of the browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. In older browsers, some aspects of the website may not display optimally. The website is not designed for Internet Explorer.

How accessible this website is

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

  • Links with the same name do not have a similar purpose

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’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re 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:

Email: webteam@this.nhs.uk

Call: 01484 355420

Address: Unit 13
Ainley Bottom
Ainleys Industrial Estate
Elland
West Yorkshire
HX5 9JP

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 Health Informatics Service 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

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 6th September 2021. It was last reviewed on 6th September 2021.

This website was last tested on 3rd September 2021. The test was carried out by The Health Informatics Service Web Department. We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible this site is.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

  • Looked at all mediums used on the site for example text, images, maps, videos, forms etc
  • Added at least one page per item to our sample list
  • Always include the homepage
  • We used Lighthouse to audit each page in the sample for accessibility issues.
  • We used Wave to test for accessibility issues on pages that do not need users to sign in.
  • We used Axe DevTools to test for accessibility issues on pages that do not need users to sign in.