Accessibility statement for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

This accessibility statement applies to www.bdct.nhs.uk.

This website is run by Bradford District Care 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

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
  • not all videos have captions
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • not all pages look the same
  • not all images have alt text

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print please email communications@bdct.nhs.uk.

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: communications@bdct.nhs.uk.

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

Bradford District Care 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 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 end 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some pages do not have visible focus. This fails WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible. We plan to fix this by 8 January 2021.

Some ARIA input fields do not have an accessible name that details it’s purpose. This fails WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value. We plan to fix this by 8 January 2021.

Some buttons do not have discernible text. This fails WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value. We plan to fix this by 8 January 2021.

Not all form input elements have labels. This fails WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value. We plan to fix this by 8 January 2021.

Zooming and scaling is disabled on some pages. This fails WCAG 1.4.4 Resize Text. We aim to fix this by 8 January 2021.

Not all frames have a title attribute. This fails WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role Value. We aim to fix this by 8 January 2021.

Some pages have poor colour contrast. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We aim to fix this by 8 January 2021.

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

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. For example, we do not plan to fix newsletters.  If you find a PDF, Word document, Excel spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation on our website which is inaccessible, please contact us for an alternate version communications@bdct.nhs.uk.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22/09/20. It was last reviewed on 22/09/20.

This website was last tested on 22/09/20. The test was carried out by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test, we tested one page from every page set up option with various pieces of media attached.