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Accessibility statement for Health for Kids

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Leicestershire Partnership NHS 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

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:

  • when opening the website, the option to select between the ‘Kids’ and ‘Grown-ups’ sections of the site is not possible when navigating with a keyboard
  • it is not possible to skip to the main content of the website when using a screen reader
  • there is no visual cue for most elements of the website when selected with the keyboard
  • the games in the ‘Kids’ section of the website are not accessible using the keyboard
  • there is moving content on the games pages that cannot be paused
  • the default colours for some headings and links have a poor contrast ratio between the foreground and background
  • some background images have not been indicated as being decorative
  • it is not possible to expand/collapse the main menu using the keyboard in the ‘Grown-ups’ section of the website
  • some links do not have accessible names or have accessible names that may be confusing
  • some content provided as text within an image does not provide an accessible text-only alternative

Assistive software

We use Browsealoud, a piece of software included for every visitor to our website that adds instant access to supportive features, including text-to-speech, translation and magnification tools.  Find out more about how to use the included Browsealoud tools on this website.

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:

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 at:

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

Leicestershire Partnership NHS 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

There are components with invalid ARIA attributes, this fails WCAG 4.1.1.

There are IDs used in ARIA labels which are not unique, this fails WCAG 4.1.1.

Some form elements do not have labels, this fails WCAG 1.3.1

There is no visible indication when an element on the page has been selected, this fails WCAG 2.4.7.

Menu items appear more than once hindering operability, this fails WCAG 2.4.3.

There is no main landmark on the page, this fails WCAG 1.3.1.

Some text used as a heading is not coded as a heading, this fails WCAG 1.3.1

Games are unable to be accessed when using the keyboard, this fails WCAG 2.1.1.

Some pages with games features content that moves on the screen without a means to pause it, this fails WCAG 2.2.2.

There is no keyboard-accessible method to bypass menus and skip to main content, this fails WCAG 2.4.1.

Some content with hide/show functionality is not accessible using the keyboard, this fails WCAG 2.4.3.

Some links have poor or missing accessible names and are not described by the preceding page context, this fails WCAG 2.4.4.

There are native widgets without instructions to identify the expect input, this fails WCAG 3.3.2.

Some images are incorrectly identified as meaningful, this fails WCAG 1.1.1.

Some images containing text do not provide a text alternative, this fails WCAG 1.1.1.

Interactive content using images does not retain its meaning when CSS is disabled, this fails WCAG 1.3.2.

Some components do not have sufficient contrast between foreground and background, this fails WCAG 1.4.11.

Some text does not wrap correctly when text spacing is adjusted, this fails WCAG 1.4.12.

Some elements have incomplete tags or duplicate attributes, this fails WCAG 4.1.1.

Video content is not provided with a text or audio equivalent, this fails WCAG 1.2.1.

There is no audio description provided for video content, this fails WCAG 1.2.5.

We plan to address the above issues by the end of March 2021.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our pages link to PDF documents provided by external organisations for additional content.  Whilst these documents are outside of our control, we will update links to web page content where possible when articles are reviewed.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 10th September 2020. The test was carried out in-house by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust using the Accessibility Insights for Web tool.

We used a sample of pages for testing which covered different content types, including written and interactive content.

Page last reviewed: 23-09-2020

Next review due: 23-09-2023