This website is run by My Surgery Website, however the content is maintained by the business it represents. 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 200% without text spilling off the screen
- Navigate the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate 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.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
Call or email us
Telephone: 0333 433 0021
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 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 us via the email below with the subject “Accessibility Problem”.
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).
The Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) 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
My Surgery Website 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 listed below.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
This website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies;
- NVDA with Internet Explorer
- NVDA with Google Chrome
- NVDA with Firefox
- NVDA with Edge
- NVDA with Safari
- JAWS with Internet Explorer
- JAWS with Google Chrome
- JAWS with Firefox
- JAWS with Edge
- JAWS with Safari
How our site looks and work is based on HTML5, and we test for and support the following browsers:
- Google Chrome (versions in support)
- Mozilla Firefox (versions in support)
- Internet Explorer (version 10 and above)
- Microsoft Edge (versions in support)
- Apple Safari (versions in support)
This website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
UserWay accessibility Widget
The UserWay Accessibility Widget offers a broad selection of functions that patients can use to meet their individual accessibility needs.
UserWay provides the following accessibility functionality:
- Increase Text Size
- Stop Animations
- Convert to Accessible Fonts
- Highlight Links
- Larger Cursor
- Reading Guide
- Dark Mode
- Light Mode
- Invert Colours
- Text Spacing
- Colour Desaturation
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
- The structure of all the pages throughout the site may affect users using assistive technology and keyboard navigation.
- The text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
- You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
- Some form elements are missing descriptions.
- Some elements may be missing keyboard focus.
- You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.
- Some links identified only by colour.
- Some link text is used for multiple different destinations.
- Colour contrast in some areas is insufficient.
- Some image links are missing alternative text.
- Heading is missing text in some areas.
- Some heading elements are not consistent.
- An iFrame used on the site is missing a title.
- HTML tags are used to format text in some places.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word 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.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
How we tested this website
We conduct internal testing against known accessibility issues which are not able to be found through automated testing.
This statement was prepared on 30th June 2022. It was last reviewed on 30th June 2022 by My Surgery Website. We tested the home page and 10 random pages. Next review due 30th December 2022 by My Surgery Website
Accessible features we test manually
- manual check against the W3C validator
- examining microdata markup and alt text using special tools
- checking content in a text-only browser
- using screen readers to read text aloud
- using disability simulation tools to browse the website
Accessible features we test using third party tools
Axe: Web Accessibility Testing
Site Improve Accessibility Checker
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool