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This accessibility statement for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) applies to mft.nhs.uk

This website is managed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • 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 this website is

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

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some video streams do not have captions

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or in braille please email the MFT Communications Team at comms@mft.nhs.uk with the subject line “Accessibility”.

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

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, please email: the MFT Communications Team at comms@mft.nhs.uk with the subject line “Accessibility”.

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

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. Elements must only use allowed ARIA attributes.
    https://www.w3.org/TR/html-aria/#docconformanceThere are a number of YouTube videos embedded on the following web pages, the element that is not compliant is the small avatar image that is served directly from YouTube as part of a video embed snippet of code.https://mft.nhs.uk/the-trust/
  2. Links must have discernible text
    The non-compliant discernible text is in reference to two arrow icons that allow users to navigate through an image carousel which affects the following page/s:https://mft.nhs.uk/the-trust/other-departments/laboratory-medicine/haematology/therapeutic-stem-cell-laboratory/

We are working on providing either a fix for the above issues or an alternative solution by Dec 2023.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  1. 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, and forms published as Word documents.By Dec 2023, 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. For example, we do not plan to fix https://mft.nhs.uk/20200416_081830_r0a_manchester-university-nhs-foundation-trust_crt/. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20.11.2017. It was last reviewed on 25.09.2023.

This website was last tested on 20.09.2023. The test was carried out by Dynamite Technology Ltd.

All pages on the website were reviewed using axe DevTools v4.64.1 and subsequently manually reviewed to validate issues and to generate a roadmap of tasks in order for the website to become partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

You can read the full accessibility test report here.