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Accessibility statement

Accessibility Statement for the Oxford Academic Health Partners (OAHP) Website

This accessibility statement applies to the Oxford Academic Health Partners (OAHP) Website, www.oxfordahsc.org.uk.

This website is run by Oxford Academic Health Partners.

The Oxford Academic Health Partners consists of:

  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals
  • University of Oxford

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  1. change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  2. zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  3. navigate the website using just a keyboard
  4. listen to the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet: My Computer My Way has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

Many older documents have accessibility issues, such as being tagged incorrectly, insufficient colour contrast, or using images to present text. You can request this information in a different format using the ‘Feedback and contact information’ (below).

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 please make contact:

email megan.turmezei@ouh.nhs.uk
call 07837 401519

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 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, please contact:

Megan Turmezei
Programme Manager
email – megan.turmezei@ouh.nhs.uk
phone – 07837 401519.

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).

Contacting us

Please contact us by phone or email (please note that the OAHP does not have a fixed physical location as it is a partner organisation). Details are on our ‘contact us’ page

Technical Information about this website’s accessibility

Oxford Academic Health Partners 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. Some images are missing or have unsuitable alternative (alt) text. This fails WCAG 1.1.1 Non-Text Content. This will be addressed and when new images are added, we’ll make sure that our use of images meets accessibility standards.
  2. Some images contain non-essential text. This fails WCAG 1.4.5 Images of Text. This will be addressed and when new images are added, we’ll make sure that our use of images with text meets accessibility standards.
  3. Some images have insufficient contrast. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) and WCAG 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast. This issue will be addressed and when new images are added, sufficient contrast will be ensured.
  4. Some links do not make sense when their link text is read in isolation. This fails WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context). Any new links will be posted in accordance with requirements.

We expect these issues to be resolved by January 2021.

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing information on our work and have accessibility issues, such as being tagged incorrectly, insufficient colour contrast, or using images to present text. These fail WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), WCAG 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast and 1.4.5 Images of Text. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  1. PDFs and other documents. The accessibility regulations, regulation 4 2 do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
  2. We embed content from Twitter on this website. This is exempt from the accessibility regulations under regulation 4 2 as it is third-party content that is not funded, developed by, or under our control.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Careful consideration is given to all items posted. Regular reviews will take place with the support of the Oxford University Hospitals and taking account of any comments and feedback from site users.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 7 August 2020. The test was carried out by Oxford University Hospitals Information Management and Technology Web Team.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM).

Documents were not tested as part of this audit. A basic check identified a large number of issues with PDFs and other document types which are being addressed. All newly posted PDFs and other document types will comply.