Accessibility statement for the Leadership Portal
Please see below link to our 'In Progress' certificate with Shaw Trust showing our commitment to making our content accessible and inclusive:
This website is run by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). 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
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
- Pre-recorded videos may not contain captions
- live video streams do not have captions
- some of our pages (i.e. playlists) are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- some screen readers may pick up non relevant content
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:
- 03300 585 005
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in a maximum of 30 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, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 by phone or visiting us in person
We are looking into the option to provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Find out how to contact us.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Some of our playlists have incorrect heading structures. Headings communicate the organisation of the content on the page. Assistive technologies use them to provide in-page navigation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (level A) and criterion 2.4.6 (level AA). We will work with the platform supplier to fix this issue by September 2020.
- Some of our playlists do not feature clear visual cues showing which item is in focus. Users who are reliant on a keyboard to navigate a website use the tab key to cycle through the links on a page. A visual cue is required to highlight which link is currently in focus. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (level AA). We will work with the platform supplier to fix this issue by September 2020.
- Our playlists contain a number of embedded videos which do not currently feature a text alternative or audio descriptions. Transcripts or subtitles can be used to convey the information within the videos to hearing impaired users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.2.1, 1.2.2. and 1.2.3 (level A) and audio description success criterion 1.2.5 (level AA). We will work with our video suppliers to fix this issue by September 2020.
- The contrast on the playlist titles is not sufficient. A combination of text and background colour should be set to create an easy to read website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. (level AA). We will work with the platform supplier to fix this.
Some accessibility issues may be a disproportionate burden to fix. We are currently in the process of assessing the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We will make a full assessment with the platform supplier and auditor, further information to follow by September 2020.
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. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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.
Third party content
Where the site links out to third party content, this is clearly referenced as such and is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations that are within our control.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
It is our intention to continue to improve accessibility with regular internal and external audits.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 26/06/2020. It was last updated on 26/06/2020.
This website was last tested on 04/06/2020. The test was carried out by our Digital team at HEIW using the WAVE and lighthouse accessibility tools.