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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk.

This website is run by Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation 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 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, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

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:

  • call 0114 271 7594

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days. If your request is urgent please let us know and we will do our best to get back to you sooner.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/contact-us for directions.

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: scn-tr.communications@nhs.net

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/contact-us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to: the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by February 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some content displayed in an ‘accordion’ format does is difficult to navigate by keyboard alone. We aim to add code changes which will make this easier by March 2021.

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing accurate ‘label’ tags.

The header and navigation cannot be skipped past, making it difficult for someone using a screen reader to immediately access our content. We aim to have a skip to content button added to all pages by March 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By August 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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 Board Papers.

Any new PDFs or Word documents that are required to access services will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8 December 2020. It was last reviewed in December 2020.

This website was last tested on December 2020. The test was carried out by Sheffield Children’s NH S Foundation Trust.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test – testing a representative sample (five pages) of each type/template of every content page.

 

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