Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement refers to the Allied Health Professionals – Routes into AHP Careers (desktop and mobile versions) hosted on NHS e-Learning for Health.

How accessible this resource is

This resource has limited accessibility support. Users can view videos with synchronised audio and captions. Text throughout meets requirements for contrast. However we know some parts of the resource are not fully accessible, in particular:

  • Images do not have alternate text labels
  • Screen readers cannot access the text content where this is embedded in the images
  • A mouse is required for navigation – you cannot navigate between elements on the screen using a keyboard
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • You cannot magnify the pages
  • Links are not sufficiently distinguished from surrounding text

What to do if you cannot access parts of this resource

If you need information on the resource in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email
  • call 0161 820 2369

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with the AHP Careers resource

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the AHP Careers resource. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

Garth Haley, Director, Hyperfine Media, 0161 820 2369

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 the AHP Careers resource accessibility

Hyperfine Media is committed to making its online content accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

The AHP Careers resource is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

Non accessible content

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

Disproportionate burden

Some images do not have a 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) and 2.5.3 (label in name).

Embedded multimedia (playable videos) can not be accessed via accessible text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

Some instructions for navigation rely on visual identification of images on screen. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.3 (sensory characteristics).

Orientation of content is restricted to only portrait (mobile) or landscape (desktop). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4 Orientation.

Links are distinguished from surrounding text only by colour – this meets the requirement for contrast but not for other distinguishing features. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1 Use of Color.

The resource does not respond to the browser zoom and remains at a fixed scale. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).

Some text is provided as part of an image rather than as text elements. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 Images of Text.

The page content cannot be accessed by using a keyboard alone. A mouse is required to select buttons. No shortcut keys are provided. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard, and 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap.

No focus order is provided for keyboard tabbing between elements. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order, 2.4.7 Focus Visible

The language of the page is not identified via an HTML tag. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 Language of Page.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information in this current version of the resource. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden as it will require an entirely new build.

We recommend an updated and accessible version of the resource is considered for 2021/22

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 12/12/2020 by the content producers Hyperfine Media.

The site was audited in desktop and mobile modes against a checklist of the WCAG criteria at A and AA level. You can request a copy of the report at the contact details above.

This statement was prepared on 14/12/2020. It was last updated on 14/12/2020.