This statement applies to content published on the library.nhs.uk domain.
This website is run by Library and Knowledge Services. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300% without problems
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
How accessible this website is:
Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
- some tables do not have row headers
- some images do not have good alternative text
- many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible
Reporting accessibility problems with this website:
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us.
If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Library and Knowledge Services is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website partially complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Images on pages do not always have suitable alternative text. Some images are missing alternative text, some have incomplete text and some have ‘placeholder’ as alternative text. This fails WCAG 1.1.1A success criterion (Non-text Content).
We will create guidance to help content authors understand the requirements for captions and audio description for all new videos. This relates to WCAG 2.1A success criteria 1.2.2 (Captions (Prerecorded)) and 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded).
PDFs and other documents
Many documents are not accessible as they are missing text alternatives.
To report any problems or request documents in an alternative format please contact us.
How we tested this website
This website is being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA. Library and Knowledge Services carry out these tests internally.
Statement publication date: 20 February 2020. Last update: 12 May 2020 .