Accessibility

Commitment

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. The Disability Discrimination Act states that all services, including websites, should be made accessible to people with disabilities.

This site has been built to AA standard, complying with all priority one and two guidelines of the W3C web content accessibility guidelines. We have kept accessibility at the forefront of the design, content and structure of this site.

Standards

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Text size: you can adjust the text size using the AAA links at the top of every page

Text only version: you can view a text only version of this website by clicking the Text Only link at the top of every page. This will enable you to view the site without graphics and in the following options

  • Yellow On Black
  • Black On White
  • White On Blue
  • Black On Cream

You can also adjust the font type and the font size. You can return to the original site settings at any time by selecting the “Graphic version of this site” link.

Mobile Version: We have designed our website to be compatible with most smart phones and mobile browsers. Please contact us if you have any issues viewing this site on your mobile phone.

Accessibility Keys: The main navigation menu on this site contains access keys which you can use to navigate the site. To find these access keys simply hover over the respective links in the first menu system, or check the link titles using assistive technology.

Screen readers: our web pages should be compatible with most screen readers and text-to-speech applications.

Languages

We have made this website available in a number of languages as part of our commitment to Equality and Diversity and in support of the wide and diverse community that we serve.

You can choose to view this website in the following languages* by selecting your language from the list on each page:

  • Polish
  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • Mandarin 
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Portuguese
  • Tamil
  • Creol

Language Options

Arabic Polish Bengali Cantonese Spanish Farsi Mandarin Russian Turkish Portugese Tamil Creol

*These are the most requested languages for interpretation and translation from our community across Brighton, Hove and West Sussex. You can also use the Google Translate tool to translate the site into other languages not on the list.

We provide interpreters for patients who speak other languages or who need British Sign Language interpreters, lip-speakers, speech-to-text reporters and deaf-blind interpreters. All interpreting services are free to our patients.

How to request an interpreter

Contact us

Whilst we have endeavoured to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. However, we are continually working on improving the accessibility and quality of the site.

If you experience any problems on our website, please contact us and let us know. 

If you would like to report any issues regarding our services or the care you have received, please let us know so we can make improvements or contact our Patient Liaison and Support Service