Accessibility statement for leder.nhs.uk
This accessibility statement applies to leder.nhs.uk, a subdomain of nhs.uk.
The public site informs visitors about LeDeR, a service improvement programme for people with a learning disability and autistic people, and allows visitors to report a death of a person with a learning disability or autism. This website is run by NHS England and Improvement.
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 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate using just a keyboard
- navigate using speech recognition software
- listen to the website using a screen reader
AbilityNet (mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
How to request content in an accessible format
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
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).
For all queries contact us by:
- or call 01278 727 411, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- Post details are available at the NHS England, Customer Contact Centre pages.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The NHS England 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 listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- PDF files (published after September 2018) are not fully accessible.
We do not have the original source material to recreate a better pdf file. The PDFs (annual reports) are not essential to user understanding and using this services.
- Some html ARIA validation errors on input elements in the report a death
We have followed the NHS service manual and the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) guidance. This mandates the use of ARIA-expanded to checkbox and radio inputs if selection can lead to a further input field. WAI-ARIA 1.3 Draft allows it on checkboxes. It is not accepted as valid html on radio inputs yet. See https://github.com/w3c/aria/issues/1404 We expect W3C standards will include this option soon and cannot go against UK Government Digital Service standards on this site.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The following covers the content not within the scope of accessibility regulations.
- Older PDFs and other documents
Some of our older PDFs do not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured in a way that is accessible to a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role Value).
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. The PDFs included in this service are not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
There are also alternative methods of applying if a user cannot report online.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We're committed to making sure this website is compliant to WCAG 2.1 ‘AA’ standard.
- Any new documents created by us and publish will either be HTML or an accessible pdf.
- Our accessibility compliance statement will be reviewed every 6 months.
- Every major new released of this website will be designed, built and tested to meet ‘AA’ standards.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on Oct 2021. It was last reviewed on June 2022.
This website was last tested on June 2022. The test was carried out by NHS SCW.
- Who address issues highlighted by the Shaw Trust and then tested all of the website screens to meet ‘AA’ WCAG 2.1 standards, using manual and automated tests.
- Who ran each webpage through automated Wave accessibility tools then manually test with screen readers (NVDA or Narrator) and standards checklists.
This website was tested on Sept 2021. The test was carried out by Shaw Trust who use a combination of automated evaluation tools and in-house pan-disability user testing with assistive technologies to conduct a comprehensive accessibility audit. Testing team included Deaf user, keyboard user, Screen Reader User.
These checklists contain standards that have been compiled using WCAG, the NHS service manual and the Government Digital Service (GDS) guidance.