Accessibility

Accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement covers the website www.yorkhullcf.org.uk.

This website is run by York Teaching Hospital 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:

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How accessible this website is 

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website but we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 21 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 contact the Communications Team. We will need to know the details of the page you are looking at, information you thought should be clearer and anything else you think would help us to improve it.

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

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. Are 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We are not going to fix this, as the content is still understandable, and changing titles might cause compliance issues.

We plan to add text alternatives for all non-decorative images by September 2021. The WCAG criteria makes a distinction about non-text content that is “pure decoration” and “used only for visual formatting”, so long as it is implemented in a way that it can be ignored by assistive technology like screen readers.

When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Images with insufficient colour contrast are not compliant with WCAG guideline 1.4.3. We will correct the contrast on these images over time as we review each page.

We plan to fix this as we renew and refresh each page of the website. 

We plan to fix this as we renew and refresh each page of the website. 

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

There is no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks). 

Our website is based on an open-source content management system and we believe it would be a disproportionate burden to amend this. We will continue to work with our third-party CMS supplier to understand whether this can be addressed in a proportionate way.

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.

PDFs and other documents

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.

Some of our older PDFs and documents don’t meet accessibility standards.

We don't intend to make some documents that are non essential to providing our services accessible. However, we know some of our PDFs and other documents are essential to providing our services, such as our patient information leaflets and resources. We plan to replace these key documents with new PDFs which meet accessibility standards as soon as they due for renewal.

Any new PDFs or documents we publish that are essential to accessing our services will meet accessibility standards.

Useful information about ways to make Acrobat documents more accessible is provided on Adobe’s website. Further information can be found on Adobe pages on accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared 8 September 2020. It will be reviewed no later than 30 December 2021.

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