Accessibility statement for Health Protection Scotland

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the hps.scot.nhs.uk domain. 

This website is run by Public Health Scotland, Scotland’s national organisation for public health.

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 (external website) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

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

  • some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some tableau dashboards are not fully accessible using only a keyboard or screen reader

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need a different format, email phs.webmanager@phs.scot with the following information:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need – for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

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, email phs.webmanager@phs.scot

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) (external website).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Public Health Scotland 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 (external website) AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

Disproportionate burden

Documents

Some documents are inaccessible. It would be a disproportionate use of Public Health Scotland resources to make these fully accessible at this time. As a new organisation formed on 1 April 2020, Public Health Scotland is reviewing its web estate – including the Health Protection Scotland website – aligned to corporate strategic and transformation plans.

Dashboards

A small number of tableau dashboards are not fully accessible using only a keyboard or screen reader but again we do allow users to request alternative formats. We do not currently believe it is possible to make this product fully accessible but offer data alternatives instead.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 2 December 2020.

We tested our site templates, our web content and our downloadable content.