Accessibility Statement

Last updated: 9th May 2022.

This accessibility statement applies to https://freedomtospeakup.cht.nhs.uk/ only.

This website is run by Calderdale and Huddersfield 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:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet (links to an external site)   has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

The website is designed to be compatible with assistive technologies and the last two versions of the browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. In older browsers, some aspects of the website may not display optimally. The website is not designed for Internet Explorer.

Where we provide links to other organisation’s websites we do not take responsibility for their accessibility standards.

How accessible this website is

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

  • Some aspects of the site can not be used with the use of only a keyboard
  • Redundant title text is present in some pages within the site
  • Most older PDF, PowerPoints and Word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

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: webteam@this.nhs.uk

Call: 01484 355420

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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: 

Email: webteam@this.nhs.uk

Call: 01484 355420

Write to Us:

Unit 13
Ainley Bottom
Ainley Industrial Estate
Elland
West Yorkshire
HX5 9JP

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) (links to an external site) .

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you contact us before your visit we can arrange Interpreting provision, which is provided by:

  • The Big Word - for users whose first language is not English
  • Topps Language Solution - for users requiring Deaf Support Services (British sign language)

Find out how to contact us. (opens in a new tab) 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (links to an external site)  AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • 2.1.1 (Keyboard) Some aspects of the site such as date-pickers cannot be used with a keyboard due to a 3rd party plugin.
  • Some pages of the site contain redundant title text.
  • The site makes use of multiple PDFs, Word documents and PowerPoints. These are not accessible to some screen reader software. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The issues above (Form control and Keyboard) are caused by the 3rd Party date-picker plugin. This is code we cannot amend. If another date-picker plugin becomes available that offers the same functionality, we will switch to using that instead. We are looking at making the PDF's and other documents on the site more natively accessible. We will update this page when issues are fixed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9th May 2022. It was last reviewed on 9th May 2022.

This website was last tested on 9th May 2022. The test was carried out by The Health Informatics Service Web Department. We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible Freedom is.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

  • Looked at all mediums used on the site for example text, images, maps, videos, forms etc
  • Added at least one page per item to our sample list
  • Always include the homepage
  • We used Lighthouse  (links to an external site) to audit each page in the sample for accessibility issues.
  • We used Wave (links to an external site) to automatically test for accessibility issues on pages that do not need users to sign in.
  • We used Axe DevTools (links to an external site) to test for accessibility issues on pages that do not need users to sign in.