Website Accessibility

OxFed is committed to enabling users of our website and our services to find information quickly and easily. We there for have taken the opportunity to make some changes to our website given the new website accessibility requirements.

Accessibility Statement for OxFed Health & Care Website

This accessibility statement applies to the OxFed Health & Care website (https://www.oxfed.uk/).

This website is run by OxFed Health & Care Limited. 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • The OxFed logo alternative text is listed as “home” not “OxFed home”.
  • Some page titles are coded as H2 rather than H1
  • A number of pages do not have sufficient contract against the background colour (homepage, about us, leadership team, vacancies, vacancy page).
  • Not all geographical objects, interface components and states have a colour contrast of 3.1 (homepage, about us, leadership team, vacancies and vacancy page)
  • Hyperlinks are a different colour but are not underlined
  • Some of the menus do not indicate they have a drop down menu, so will be difficult to navigate using a keyboard
  • Not all content that moves or auto updates can be stopped
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

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 contact us. Please also contact us if you require information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille.

We’ll consider your requests and get back to you in 14 days. If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, please also call (01865 223 900) or email us (Oxfed.admin@nhs.net) for directions.

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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment you are welcome to contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us www.oxfed.uk/contact-us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

OxFed 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

  • PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, job specifications for current vacancies and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

  • Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared and last reviewed on 21st September 2020. 

This website was last detail audited on 26th August 2020 by Olamalu.

We identified the pages that have been accessed frequently and provide key information to members of the public. We then asked Olamalu to review the website and test the specific pages to determine accessibility. Olamalu then issued a report to outline aspects that required updating. We will be working with Olamalu to make further changes over the next few months to improve the website accessibility further.

Since the updates and changes that have been made an accessibility test has been run using the Google Lighthouse test, which has confirmed that 96% of the site is accessible.