This statement applies to www.buskshospitalscharity.org. It was last updated on 23 August 2022.
We are working to make this site as accessible and easy to use as possible. This means we took accessibility into account when writing content, designing layouts, and building the website. We will continue to test it as we add new content and the technologies used to access it change
Measures that have been taken
Fonts and colours
Our website uses clear and simple fonts to make information easy to read. The default colours and use of colours on our website have been chosen to meet WCAG 2.1 AA recommended contrast ratios so that text is easy to read.
If you need to customise colours (or fonts) we recommend using the Firefox browser. Firefox provides an easy to understand guide on how to change your colours and fonts. You can download the latest version of the Firefox browser from their homepage.
If you prefer to browse in dark mode, additional colours have been defined that suit that preference. Dark mode colours are enabled through your device settings. AbilityNet has a range of guides explaining how to enable dark mode on different devices.
High contrast colours toggle
At the top of the website we have included a button that toggles between our default colours and a set of high contrast colours. When switched on, this will persist for your current visit only. We do not store a Cookie in your browser to remember your choice.
Text enlargement toggle
At the top of the website we have included a button that toggles between our default font sizes and larger font sizes. This behaves similarly to zooming in. When switched on, this will persist for your current visit only. We do not store a Cookie in your browser to remember your choice.
The website is responsive, this means you can zoom in to magnify text and images if you need to and it will not break the layout. You can zoom using the options in the ‘View’ menu of your browser, by pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ or ‘-’ on a PC keyboard, or by pressing ‘cmd’ and ‘+’ or ‘-’ on a Mac keyboard. AbilityNet has a range of guides explaining how to zoom and magnify on different devices.
Skip to content
Although not visible, if you’re using assistive technology or navigating with a keyboard, a ‘Skip to content’ link and ‘Skip to footer’ link exists at the top of every page. This will allow you to skip past the site navigation and get to the page’s content, or bottom of the website quickly.
All pages on our website use the correct heading structure making them easier to navigate for all users as well as assistive technologies.
All images that are not solely decorative have alternative text. This text is written to describe what is pictured as clearly as possible.
All links on our website use text that makes sense in isolation so it is always clear where you will be taken.
We will be working on making all our published PDF documents more accessible. Wherever possible, we will be publishing the contents of documents as web pages instead of using PDFs.
If you need help with any of our published documents please contact us. Some requests, such as translations, we may not be able to satisfy as we are a small team. We will, however, always do our best to help you.
Compliance and testing
We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Except where we have detailed known issues in the previous section, this website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Reporting a problem to us
If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please do contact us to let us know. We’re keen to improve accessibility wherever we can.
We have not identified any areas that we believe constitute a disproportionate burden.
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).
How we tested this website
This website was last tested for accessibility issues in August 2022. Tests were carried out by our website developers.
What we’re doing to improve
- We do not yet have a timeline for delivery, but accessible documents will be coming to replace those that are not up to standard.
- Staff will also be provided with guidance and training to help ensure that all new content that is published meets accessibility criteria.
- Our website developers will be running quarterly scans and reporting any accessibility issues they find to us so that we can address them.