This website was last tested on 7th November 2022.  We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible is.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

  • Looked at all mediums used on the site for example text, images, maps, videos, forms etc
  • Added at least one page per item to our sample list
  • Always include the homepage

How we checked

The test was carried out by The Health Informatics Service Web Department. Automated tests were used to check the accessibility of the site but they do not show most accessibility issues. We used Lighthouse to audit each page in the sample for accessibility issues. We used Wave and Axe DevTools to test for accessibility issues on pages that do not need users to sign in. Errors found were correlated and checked manually. A keyboard, tab through and zoom check was done. These tests were completed using a Google Chrome browser on Windows 10 with a 14 inch screen.

The issues we found

  • 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) (Level AAA) - Links with the same accesssible name do not serve a similar purpose
  • 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A) - Redundant link
  • 1.2.1 Prerecorded Audio-only and Video-only (Level A), 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A)  - An embedded or linked YouTube video is present
  • 1.2.1 Prerecorded Audio-only and Video-only (Level A), 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) (Level A), 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (Level A), 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) (Level AA), 1.4.2 Audio Control (Level A) - HTML5 video or audio
  • 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA) - Elements must have sufficient colour contrast
  • 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A) - Elements must only use allowed ARIA attributes