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This accessibility statement applies to the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust website.

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.

We have used the NHS digital service manual to ensure this site is accessible and and easy to use.

We've designed our pages to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to level AA - and in some cases AAA. 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.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. This means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts using browser functionality
  • zoom in up to 400 per cent without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • interact with most of the website using a screen reader (including recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We also try to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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 your language at the top of the website.

How accessible this website is

We know from several accessibility reports that parts of this website are not fully accessible.

PDFs

Many of our PDFs are not fully accessible to screen reader software. Some of these PDFs are required to access a service. Examples include:

  • Trust Board meeting papers
  • some of our annual reporting documents
  • certification and licence documents

If you're having problems accessing these please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other parts of the website that are not fully accessible

These include:

  • links to websites or software that we do not own or manage and so cannot guarantee their accessibility
  • 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.
  • links to external forms such as InPhase

We are actively working to address these issues as part of an ongoing programme to improve the accessibility of this website.

Feedback and contact information

Contact our team if you have an accessibility query including:

  • if you have any problems accessing information or using this website
  • if you have any positive feedback about this website's accessibility

Alternative formats

We've designed our content to be as accessible as possible.

If you need information on this website in a different format, like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille, 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 use the feedback form to report this. This helps us improve.

Page last reviewed: 18 April 2024
Next review due: 18 October 2024