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Accessibility

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The CHFT website is designed to be compatible with assistive technologies and the last two versions of browser: Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari

In Internet Explorer 10 and in older browsers, some aspects of the website may not display optimally. The website is not designed for Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.

Adapting the website to suit your needs

https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/mcmw is a very helpful guide enabling users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or disability including how to change the fonts and font sizes, changing the colours in your web browser or device, changing the mouse pointer and using the keyboard instead of the mouse.

Translating

Google's free translate service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages using its language database between English and over 100 different languages. Some references may not always be accurate, such as medical or technical terms, due to the specific nature of the term.

Measures to support accessibility

The Health Informatics Service takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) website:

·        Include accessibility as a requirement for all web content conforming to standard WCAG 2.1 AA and should meet AAA as feasible.

·        Work with the website owner towards clear accessibility goals and responsibilities.

·        Ensure content authors have accessibility knowledge and skills.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standard defines requirements to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. "Fully conforms" means that the content meets all the WCAG requirements at the specified Level without exceptions.

CHFT website content partially conforms to WCAG 2.1 Level AA. It partially conforms to Level AAA.

As of 04/02/2019 work is being undertaken to ensure that the site is fully conforming to Level AA.

Limitations and alternatives

  • Currently access to YouTube is required to view some videos on the CHFT website. We are looking into providing those videos with full accessibility requirements adopted or by other methods.
  • Text is not listed in scalable formats
  • Not all non text has alternatives

Assessment approach

The Health Informatics Service assessed the accessibility of the CHFT website by self-evaluation.

Feedback

We are aware that errors can occur and although we test our site regularly you may find issues which prevent you from using the site. If you have any questions about using the site or wish to raise issues about how it works please use the below contact information.

E-mail: webteam@this.nhs.uk

Phone numbers: 01484 355420

Address: 
Oak House
Woodvale Office Park 
Woodvale Road 
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 4AB

We usually respond to accessibility feedback from e-mail within 3-5 working days. Sometimes it can take up to 2 weeks.