This website is run by Silicon Practice. 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 the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate the website using speech recognition software
- Listen to the website using a screen reader, including the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver
- Read most of the website on devices without a screen, like a braille computer
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. The structure was created to simulate a real practice, which seeks improved usability for the patients.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
All of the pages within the website aim to conform to the Accessibility standards which are set out by the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other accessibility guidance. This website is tested against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone. We designed all pages of this website to be fully accessible with the standards and encompass all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including:
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 01793 710500
- send us a message in our Contact Page
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 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, message us on our Contact Page.
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
Silicon Practice 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AAA standard.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
This website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies;
- NVDA with Internet Explorer
- NVDA with Google Chrome
- NVDA with Firefox
- NVDA with Edge
- NVDA with Safari
- JAWS with Internet Explorer
- JAWS with Google Chrome
- JAWS with Firefox
- JAWS with Edge
- JAWS with Safari
How our site looks and work is based on HTML5, and we test for and support the following browsers:
- Google Chrome (versions in support)
- Mozilla Firefox (versions in support)
- Internet Explorer (version 9 and above)
- Microsoft Edge (versions in support)
- Apple Safari (versions in support)
This website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
How we test this website
This website was last tested on 14/08/2020. The test was carried out by Silicon Practice.
We tested our main website platform, available at downlandpractice.nhs.uk. You can read the full Evaluation Report.
A variety of tools have been used to ensure the site compliance level:
- Arc Toolkit (by The Paciello Group)
- axe – Web Accessibility Testing (by Deque Systems)
- Accessibility Insights for Web (by Accessibility Insights)
- Web Accessibility (by Level Access)
- Markup Validation Service (by World Wide Web Consortium)
- WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
- Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE)
This statement was prepared on 10/12/2019.
It was last updated on 14/08/2020.