Accessibility Statement

We’re constantly working to make this website as accessible and usable as possible.

March 2022 - This accessibility statement applies to

What is accessibility and why does it matter?

To be accessible the NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) website must be as easy to use and understand for as many people as possible. 

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
  • understand the website text by the removal of jargon

Parts of this website that are not fully accessible

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • All pages are missing a ‘skip menu’ option.
  • Course content sections are not accessible to blind or keyboard users.
  • eLearning packages are not fully accessible to blind or keyboard users.
  • Some alt text is missing on staff photos.
  • Most PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

We are currently working to rectifying these issues by 

  • Fixing the skip menu option
  • Publishing new documents in .html format
  • Converting the existing documents to .html to include a downloadable .pdf
  • Adding alt text to all images
  • Liaise with the SCW web development team to make course content fully accessible.
  • We will run another accessibility audit in February 2023
  • We will amend this accessibility statement. This statement was prepared March 2022
  • This website was last tested on 22 Feb 2022. The test was carried out by NHS SCW CSU

Help available

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Alternatively, the BBC has a useful series of guides.

Feedback and contact information

If you need the information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us.

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 us. 

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

NHS SCW IT Training 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 has recently undergone an accessibility audit with the aim to become fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Compatibility with tools

This website should be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:

  • Jaws
  • ZoomText
  • NVDA
  • VoiceOver
  • Window Eyes
  • Supernova screen readers
  • Magicetc

The site should also be compatible with:

  • basic operating system screen magnifiers
  • speech recognition software, eg Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • operating system speech packages

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