This statement applies to content published on the www.westerntrust.hscni.net domain. It does not apply to content third party domains hosting Western Trust services.
This website is run by the Western Trust Communications Team. 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 (Browsealoud)
How accessible this website is
Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
- some pages and document attachments are not clearly written
- some heading elements are not consistent
- some buttons are not correctly identified
- some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
- many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible
- many hyperlinks do not make sense without surrounding context
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information in a different format, please contact the relevant service via the contact point on the website page. Please include the following in your request:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your name and email address
- the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF
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 by using the Western Trust Website feedback form.
If you are not happy with our response contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).
The Equality 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
We are committed to making our 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.
Non accessible content
The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:
- where it fails the success criteria
- planned dates for when issues will be fixed
Videos do not currently contain captions or audio descriptions. Guidance will be created to help content authors understand the requirements for captions and audio description for all new videos. This is related to WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.2.2 (Captions (Pre-recorded)) and 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-recorded). We plan to fix this by September 2020.
Some focused links do not make sense without surrounding context. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4. (Link Purpose (In Context)) and 2.4.9. (2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only)). We plan to identify and fix this by October 2020.
Headings on some pages are not in a logical nested order. We plan to identify and fix these by September 2020.
Buttons on some pages do not have a correct role identified, which affects how they work with assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2. We plan to identify and fix these by September 2020.
To be decided pending outcome of full audit
PDFs and other documents
Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure. request documents in an alternative format. We plan to identify and fix these by October 2020.
If you need a document in a different format, please contact the relevant service via the contact point on the website page.
How we tested this website
This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally on 21/08/20 by the Western Trust Communications Team.
We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.
This statement was prepared on [21/08/20]. It was last updated on [21/08/20].
This website is Browsealoud enabled. Browsealoud is a speech enabling program that makes web content more accessible to anyone with difficulties reading. Simply by pointing your mouse at an area of text, a menu or a hyperlink, Browsealoud will read it out loud. This is a free service and you can download the software at browsealoud.com
PDF Documents published in Adobe Acrobat require Adobe Reader. This reader can be downloaded free at http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
Text size and Contrast
The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings. You can resize the text by using the Text resize tool on the left hand edge of your screen. The icon looks like this
You can also view our website in high contrast by using the High Contrast tool on the left hand edge of your screen. The icon looks like this