Website accessibility statement

Website accessibility statement

Website accessibility statement

Website accessibility statement for The Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust – updated September 2021

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:

  • 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 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 3 September 2021.

This is a new website installation which was launched on 8 September 2021. The website has undergone a new installation in order to better comply with the accessibility regulations. Changes have been identified and corrected following an accessibility audit of the website which was conducted by VerseOne Technologies Ltd in September 2020.

We will be continuing to make changes to the site in order to maximise the accessibility for our users.