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Accessibility statement for the Birmingham Sarcoma Service website

This accessibility statement applies to www.birminghamsarcomaservice.nhs.uk

This website is run by The Birmingham Sarcoma Service. 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 using browser or device settings
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using a keyboard or 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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements or if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact:

Email: roh.comms@nhs.net

Call: 0121 685 4329

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

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

The Birmingham Sarcoma Service is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Non-accessible content

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by Spring 2024. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

We are aware that PDF Documents do not currently meet:

  • WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast
  • WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships: Tables
  • WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text content

Downloadable documents, including but not limited to PDF documents and Word files, are sometimes published on our website in order to:

  • Meet governance requirements or legislation for official or internal use, often when printed. This includes corporate documents
  • Specifically to be printed, rather than for use on the web, but published online as helpful content or to meet certain regulatory requirements. This may include newsletters and annual reports, for example
  • For use by a specific audience where web accessibility is not a requirement due to the intended use of the file. This may include referral forms for GP practices to print themselves, for example
  • For use in the management of patients or provision of services, where the author may not have the technical or design skills required to make the document accessible but the information of resources may be urgently required, for example during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Live video

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently reviewing the accessibility of our website. If you have any further accessibility needs or would like to speak with us about the accessibility of our website, please contact roh.comms@nhs.net.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1 February 2024. It was last reviewed on 12 February 2024.