Website accessibility statement for The Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

This accessibility statement applies to: www.midyorks.nhs.uk

This website is run by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. 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 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’ve also made the website content as simple as possible to understand.

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

Accessibility checker

Our website includes a built in Accessibility Checker – this means that before we place anything on our site the system checks it and provides the author with messages, prompts and warnings to guide them towards publishing Accessible content that is in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. For example – if we try to publish a photograph without including a description of what’s on it, the website content management system alerts us to that fact and makes sure that we do.

We have several alternative display options which should help you to view this website in a style that is easiest for you to read. More information can be found at www.midyorks.nhs.uk/accessibility-options.

We also have the BrowseAloud™ supportive toolbar enabled. BrowseAloud™ provides speech, reading, and translation support tools. BrowseAloud™ makes online content more accessible for people with dyslexia, low literacy, English as a second language, and those with mild visual impairments.

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, please contact:

We’ll review your request and aim to get back to you in 7 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, please email our communications team.

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 Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not compliant with the accessibility regulations, and therefore are not fully accessible:

  • Two ‘select language’ boxes appear in the accessibility tools section at the top of the website.
  • Some links to other pages and documents may not work and are no longer active, e.g. errors such as: link not working and page not found.
  • Some links are not clear when read out of context and some link text throughout the site uses text such as ‘more’ or ‘click here’ which doesn’t allow the user to know what it is about.
  • Some heading formats have been wrongly used to accentuate text.
  • On some pages, content hasn’t always been appropriately broken down into headings and subheadings.
  • Visited links are not identified. This means there is no obvious way for the user to know which pages they have visited.
  • Often there is no notice provided for whether an item will open a PDF or a Word document (or any other file format) when they visit a web page.
  • Some visual presentation of text and images of text does not have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1.
  • Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Some of the videos embedded on our site don't have captions.
  • Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions.

Videos

  • Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020.

PDFs and other documents

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 26 August 2020. The test was carried out by VerseOne Technologies Ltd who conducted an accessibility content audit on the website. The following approach was used:

  • Random pages selected for auditing.
  • Manual tests were carried out for accessibility, as well as the use of an automated validating tool to assess the accuracy of the coding used on the web pages.
  • The website was tested using different screen resolutions and several commonly-used browsers.
  • Additional testing was also conducted using a screen reader (NVDA) for the blind, as well as establishing the ease of functionality for a keyboard user – such as someone who uses Assistive Technology – plus users who are cognitively impaired, for instance those who have dyslexia.
  • The level of language used has been assessed using a readability score to establish how many years of education are required to understand the content of our web pages.