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Accessibility statement for e-Learning for Healthcare

This website is run by Health Education England. 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:

  • some pages are not capable of zooming to 300% without text spilling off the screen
  • some pages are not easily navigable without a mouse
  • some tables do not have row headers
  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • some buttons are not correctly identified
  • some documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

In January 2020 we did an internal audit for this site which highlighted the need for improvements. We are currently making those improvements and will release those changes in October 2020.

Some pages on this site include links to e-learning content which has been developed by e-LfH and you can read more details about our approach to accessibility in our e-learning content.

Some pages on this site link to digital resources such as Word documents, PDF documents, videos and e-learning content developed by third parties. We also link to websites and resources hosted on third party platforms.

These Regulations do not apply to third-party content that is neither funded nor developed by, nor under the control of Health Education England.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information in a different form then contact us and tell us:

  • your name and email address
  • the nature of your enquiry

We’ll review your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

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: support@e-lfh.org.uk.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Health Education 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

Non accessible content

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

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

We know that the website has a variety of accessibility issues and we are working to improve those currently and this work is due for release in October 2020. Following that release we will update this statement with any outstanding issues and our ongoing plans for dealing with those.

Disproportionate Burden

You can read Health Education England’s disproportionate burden statement.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet 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’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested in January 2020. The test was carried out by e-Learning for Healthcare.

We used a variety of tools including aXe and Wave.

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at www.e-lfh.org.uk

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working to improve accessibility for this site and will release our first set of changes in October 2020.

This statement was prepared on 24 September 2020. It was last updated on 24 September 2020.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies