This accessibility statement applies to the GIC website at gic.nhs.uk
This website is run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. 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 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 (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
Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
- The colour contrast on some buttons and links are not adequate
- The main menu and header does not work as expected when zoomed to 200%
- The main menu cannot fully be accessed using a keyboard
- Some elements are not highlighted adequately when using a keyboard
- Some labels and error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
- The length of paragraphs should be improved
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is committed to making its websites 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Some pages have poor colour contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3
- The main menu and search box do not work as expected when zoomed beyond 200%. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4
- The drop down menus of the main menu cannot be opened by using a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1
- Some elements, such as the main menu and links, are not highlighted adequately if at all when using a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7
- Some forms are missing ARIA codes. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2
How we tested this website
We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible gic.nhs.uk is.
We tested each different content type the website has, as well as a number of most visited pages.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are working on fixing some issues now, and will update this page as and when they are fixed. Some issues however require us to carry out work to our backend systems before we can start work on fixing them. This work is already in progress, and the remaining issues should be addressed and remedied in early 2022.
When we publish new content we’ll make sure it meets all accessibility recommendations.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, contact: email@example.com
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).
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 28 October 2021. It was last reviewed on 17 November 2021.