This accessibility statement applies to ukhsalibrary.koha-ptfs.co.uk.
This website is run by UKHSA Knowledge and Library Services. 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:
- the carousel on the homepage cannot be navigated by keyboard
- navigating by keyboard may not always indicate the current focus
- videos lack captions and audio description and most lack transcripts
- some charts and images containing information do not have text-based alternatives
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- a few pages have improperly tagged headings and/or unclear link text
- the homepage has overlapping text at high levels of magnification
Feedback and contact information
Tell us if you need information in a different format by contacting us:
- email [email protected]
- call 020 368 20600
We’ll consider your request and get back to you with the information or an update within five 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, email [email protected] or call 020 368 20600.
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
Please contact us by email or phone if you have any queries about the accessibility of our site libraries. We will add further information to this statement by July 2023.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
UKHSA KLS is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Navigating by keyboard does not always indicate the current focus. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible).
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).
A few pages have improperly tagged headings or unclear link text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.6 (headings and labels) and 2.4.4 (link purpose (in context))
The carousel on the homepage cannot be navigated by keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1.1 (keyboard) and 2.4.3 (focus order).
The homepage has overlapping text at high levels of magnification, and in portrait orientation on mobile devices. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 (reflow).
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. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix video published before 23 September 2020. Any new videos we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 11 May 2023. It was last reviewed on 26 May 2023.
This website was last tested in March 2022 with supplementary testing in May 2023. The test was carried out internally with reference to GDS guidance on performing a basic accessibility audit.
We tested a representative sample of seven pages.
Last Updated on 26th May 2023 by Edith Speller