Accessibility

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust is committed to complying with the Disability Discrimination Act and as such, has made many improvements to our website in order to reduce the barriers experienced by people with disabilities. With reference to central government guidelines, our policy is to create pages to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Priority 2 level.

If you do find any of our pages inaccessible, please contact us to let us know (including details of your computer/web browser) and we will make every reasonable effort to restructure the information in a format that you find acceptable.

Resizing text

If you find the text is too small on our web site, then you can resize it accordingly. Instructions for doing this are given for most major browsers below:

Google Chrome Internet Explorer (version 5 and later), Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari. Choose View>Text Size option to resize the text. All other browsers should be able to resize the text directly from the menu bar. Please see your specific browser help pages if you are having difficulty.

Downloadable documents

Where possible we try to provide downloadable documents in formats such as PDF or Microsoft Word. If you don't have Microsoft Office software such as Word or Excel, you can use Office Online File Converters and Viewers to view these documents.

If you have difficulties obtaining information from a PDF file you can use Adobe’s Web-based conversion service to produce a HTML version (however, please be aware that the standard of HTML produced is not perfect).

If you find any of our downloadable documents present a barrier to accessing information because of a disability please contact us giving details of the document in question, the problems encountered and what we could do to help.

Not every user has a graphic environment with a mouse or other pointing device. Some users rely on keyboard, alternative keyboard or voice input. This site is designed for keyboard access (in addition to mouse access) and will generally be accessible to users with other input devices.

This can be crucial to people with motoric disabilities. It can also be useful if your mouse is temporarily broken, you might still wish to do some web surfing.

Press 'Alt' and the corresponding key for a shortcut
S Skip Navigation
H Home
K Go to accessibility page

Understanding Accessibility 

Making a website accessible means making sure it can be used by as many people as possible. More information about accessibility guidelines can be found on the gov.uk website.

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust are currently reviewing the website content to ensure it meets future accessibility guidelines.We know some parts of this website are not currently fully accessible at the moment:

  •        most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  •        some live video streams do not have captions
  •        some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

We are currently working on a new website which will be live this year (2021), this will address accessibility issues.

If you require any information in a different format or language, please contact us

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, please complete an online enquiry form.

Standards and Polices

This website has been designed by taking into account the NHS Identity Guidelines on websites and developed to meet the W3C Priority 2 or “AA” guidelines on website accessibility, thus fulfilling the obligations under the Disability Equality Duty mandated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission since December 2006.