BHT Library website accessibility statement
Using this website
The SpringShare LibGuides website is run by the Library and Knowledge Service at Buckinghamshire Healthcare Library Service. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand and have provided a library glossary https://buckshealthcare.nhs.libguides.com/library/glossary
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is our website?
What to do if you can't access parts of this website, have a complaint or wish to report accessibility issues
If you need information in a different format contact us and tell us:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
Library and Knowledge Services
Postgraduate Education Centre
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Telephone 01296 315476
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).
Our library service is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the accessibility regulations.
Our websites are not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Our websites are not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Issues with PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen readers.
Any new PDFs or Word documents that are essential to our services, we publish will meet accessibility standards.
In the meantime, you can always contact us to request a copy that is accessible for you at email@example.com and we will do our best to make this available as soon as possible.
Issues with images, video and audio
Headings and tabs
We’ve assessed the cost of accessibility auditing and fixing any issues found. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.
You can read our .
We plan to fix the most-viewed documents on our websites, 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. For example, we do not plan to fix rarely viewed documents that are not required for essential services.
Where possible, any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. Where this is not possible, we will endeavor to make the information available in an accessible format. If you need documents in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to providing websites that are accessible to all and we are working hard to achieve that, but as a small team it will take some time due to the scale and complexity of the task.
In addition to our plan to fix known issues, we continue to work on website content and structure. We are also updating the ways in which we provide training and best practice to those working on our website.
We tested out websites using the following methodologies:
We will continue to review the websites on a monthly basis to check new content.
This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020