Website accessibility statement inline with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
This accessibility statement applies to londonsenate.nhs.uk
This website is run by London Clinical Senate.
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 200% 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 (Job Access with Speech), NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
Customising the website
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible: AbilityNet – My computer my way
With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- some parts may not be fully compatible with screen readers
- you may not be able to access all content by using the keyboard alone
- not all media will have a transcript or be subtitled
- some text may not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window and at certain levels of magnification
- some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille, please contact us.
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 please let us know.
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 you, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly. Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
The government has produced information on how to report accessibility issues. Reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
London Clinical Senate is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The full guidelines are available at Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs, videos and other documents
Many of our older PDFs, videos and Word documents 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).
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. For example, we do not plan to fix archive material such as news articles published before 2018.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
- A regular bi-monthly central website audit using an automated service, followed by manual prioritisation of issues with key user journeys
- We use a design framework which is stable and has been tested for accessibility issues. This cuts down, but doesn’t totally remove, the risk of web editors adding design elements that are not accessible
- Support, guidance and training process in place for all staff to increase awareness of accessibility and what our responsibilities are.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 31st January 2022. It was last reviewed on 31st January 2022.
This website was last tested in January 2022. The test was carried out by NEL at NECS.
While the website was last tested in January 2022, there is also a bi-monthly auditing process. Tests are carried out using a set of automated auditing tools. We also run some of our own reports using WebAIM WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. The testing is followed by manual prioritisation of any issues with key user journeys.