This accessibility statement applies to the Odstock Medicial website (Odstock Medical).
We want our website to be as accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore you should be able to:
- Adjust and change the contrast levels, colours and fonts using your browser functions
- Be able to zoom into the page (up to 400 per cent) without the images being distorted or without any text flow off the users screen
- Manoeuvre through most of the website only using a keyboard
- Manoeuvre through most of the website only using different speech recognition software
- Communicate with most of the website using a screen reader
- We also try to make all the content on the website as simple as possible to understand.
- If you have a disability, Ability Net has lots of relevant information that can advise you how to make your device easier to use.
Feedback and contact information
We are always actively working to address any issues with the accessibility of our website as part of an ongoing programme to make our website accessible to everyone.
If you have any issues with the accessibility of our website please Contact Us and we will happily address any issues you have found.
We are devoted to making our website as accessible as possible, in accordance with the regulations laid out by the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The content on our website that is not accessible is listed and explained below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Assistive technology users are not always able to access the structure of the content, making it harder for these users to comprehend and digest the information within the content.
- The content is not always written in a logical and coherent order, meaning some content might not make sense when read by text-to-speech software.
- Some images might not have text alternative, meaning content might not always be available for certain users who are using text-to-speech software.
- There might be low contrast text on controls of the video
- The player prevents different zoom percentages
- player tooltips can only be removed when moving the mouse or using the keyboard focus
- The style on different interactive tools (such as, links, buttons, form fields and search components) might be a low contrast focus
- Status tool tips for mobile apps or text apps might only be triggered by moving and hovering mouse over the content
- The HTML might not be assessable, issues with items such as ARIA (accessible rich internet applications) Landmarks, error within the ARIA attributed and empty or incomplete lists or lists might cause issues.
- Labels for forms might be defective or unintentionally removed
- Decorative images might be read by the screen readers
- Only colour might be used to represent information on different text blocks that help to illustrate different information for the users.
Content that’s not outlined within the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some PDFs might not meet the accessibility standards laid out within this document. The accessibility regulations do not insist us to fix PDFs or any other documents that were published before 23 September 2018 if they are not an essential in creating our service. We are planning to eliminate or change these PDFs so that all are content or linked content is accessible to as many people as possible.
Some of our older videos do not meet accessibility standards because they do not have captions. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix videos published before 23 September 2020. We are actively working to add captions to the most popular older videos.
Improvements we are making to our accessibility
At Odstock Medical we aim to create an accessible service by:
- Making sure to constantly be thinking about accessibility from the start to end of every project
- Makes sure every team member is aware of the responsibility they have in providing and accessible website
- Make sure to test the website with programmes and disabled users
- Using a library of Odstock Medical accessible components and patterns
- Making sure to acknowledge past accessible components and patterns when creating new content
- Regularly performing audits and testing to analyse the accessibility of the website
- Making sure to draft and create to a level of AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Construction of this accessibility statement
This statement was constructed on 09 August 2021.
The accessibility of the website will be investigated regularly. We will amend this accessibility statement if any changes need to be made.