Our Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the South East London Integrated Care System website. The website is managed by the NHS South East London communications team (communications@selondonics.org). If you would like to provide feedback on our website, or ask a question, please get in touch.

We are committed to ensuring this website can be used effectively by all users, and have made our best efforts to ensure that the core content of the site is accessible. We are always looking to enhance and improve the accessibility of this website.

How have we made this website accessible?

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
  • 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.

Your browser supports a range of text sizes which can make text more readable. To change your font size go to the View menu and select a new size from the Text Size sub-menu.

Design principles used to improve accessibility

This site has been designed and built with accessibility best practice at the forefront, including:

  • Ensuring sufficient contrast between text and background
  • Carefully considering the use of colours in the design.
  • Ensuring distinct styles for interactive elements (e.g. links and buttons)
  • Ensuring a clear and consistent navigation (styling, naming and positioning).
  • Using whitespace and proximity to ensure relationships between content are clear
  • Is built using valid HTML and CSS.
  • Ensuring pages are fully responsive so are easy to navigate no matter the input device or method
  • Ensuring the site displays correctly in current browsers.


Using our ReachDeck toolbar for translating or reading website content

We’ve added the ReachDeck Toolbar to our site. If you struggle with reading, have a visual impairment, or prefer to read in your own language, the ReachDeck Toolbar can help.

Click on the orange ‘accessibility’ button that you can see in the header of all our website pages This will launch the ReachDeck Toolbar. You’ll see it dock to the top of your screen. Now click on the first ‘pointed finger’ icon on that toolbar and hover your mouse pointer over any text on our site to hear it read out loud.

How does the ReachDeck Toolbar help?
The ReachDeck Toolbar will help you to read and translate the content on our website. Its features include:

  • Text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • Translation: translate content into over 100 languages
  • Text magnification: enlarge text and hear it read out loud
  • Mp3 generation: convert selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • Screen mask: reduce glare with a tinted mask
  • Web page simplifier: remove clutter from the screen. Display only the main text

 

Need support? Texthelp has you covered.
Head over to Texthelp’s dedicated Support Site to find lots of useful articles on ReachDeck.

Compliance Status

We have commissioned the Shaw Trust Accessibility Services to assess this website to ensure WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility compliance. Their assessment and Accreditation process is rigorous. Over 60 hours of accessibility testing by users with a disability goes into each accreditation. This is in addition to a stringent technical assessment by their digital auditors. All assessments are carried out in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 A and AA criteria.

We have now received their report, and we are prioritising to ensure that this website is complaint with WCAG 2.1 AA criteria within six months (by the end of November 2022).