Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run on behalf of Public Health Services for Berkshire. 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
  • zoom in up to 300% 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
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

Update or amend the accessibility settings using this icon:

Accessibility icon

You’ll find it in the top left hand corner of every page of this site.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible so that it can be understood by all.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


How accessible this website is

We are aware that some aspects of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most of the PDF documents in the Digital Resource Library are not fully accessible to screen reader software and HTML alternative versions are not currently available
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • reading order has some repetition for screen readers
  • there is one ’embed film’ option that does not have captions


Feedback and 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 if you think there is an area where we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email Public Health Services for Berkshire (hosted by Bracknell Forest Council):

If you require information on different formats for this website such as accessible PDFs, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact Public Health Services for Berkshire (hosted by Bracknell Forest Council):

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within three days.


Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Public Health Berkshire is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • The visual presentation of text and images of text does not always have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast (minimum)). The website also has an accessibility toolbar that allows for all text to be turned to white text on a black background. The toolbar is found in the top right of every page.
  • There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
  • Some images and buttons do not have a label or text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are gradually updating all our non-decorative images with descriptions and alternative text.

We have monitoring in place to review the accessibility of the site on an ongoing basis. We use this monitoring to identify and fix any new issues that occur. We also respond to any issues identified quickly and effectively.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared in January 2021. It was last reviewed in January 2021.

This website was last tested on 26.01.21.