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 lefthand corner of every page of this website.

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
  • 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, due to a number of non-compliances and exemptions which we have listed below.


Non-accessible content

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


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Graphs aren’t readable when navigating with keyboard only – This affects graph-viewing tools that appear as a hover, such as the zoom and image download buttons
  • Google Translate plug-in cannot be modified – This issue fails WCAG 2.1 criterion. We are aware of this, however this cannot be rectified due to the plug-in utilising third party software
  • Case/Death switch toggle – Form is missing a ‘submit’ action button – A button isn’t required here but we are looking at alternative options as part of our next phase activity (to be completed in November 2020)
  • Some of the files on this website might not be in an accessible format such as our weekly reports. We are working on a more accessible format for these
  • Some links might be repetitive on ‘My Local Area’. We are working on a more accessible way to display these
  • Reading order is incorrect with some repetition when using a screen reader – We are currently working on improving the reading order using certain screen readers on the COVID-19 Dashboard. Some elements might be repetitive and require further explanation. (Exploration and improvements to be completed by end of December 2020).


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

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.

We have noted proposed resolution dates next to any issues that we are aware of, and we will update this statement once these are complete.

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]. The test was carried using Sitemorse.