Accessibility Statement for Blended Learning

The Blended Learning website is run by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

Access both captions and transcripts for videos

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:

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website email blendedlearning@lthtr.nhs.uk

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 us at blendedlearning@lthtr.nhs.uk

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

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to making it’s website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Compatibility with Screen reader software

Articulate Storyline and Rise (the two software packages used by the Trust to develop eLearning courses) is currently working on full screen reader support. News on the developments can be found here: https://articulate.com/support/article/Articulate-360-FAQs-Accessibility

Videos

Some of the older videos do not have subtitles or transcripts available, these videos will be updated or replaced during 2021/2022.

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.

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.

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

If you encounter any PDF or Word documents that do not meet your accessibility needs please contact us blendedlearning@lthtr.nhs.uk

Disproportionate burden

The site uses a large number of PDF and Word documents drawn from a wide variety of sources and it is a disproportionate burden to replace all those documents with newer accessible versions by 2021.

Any new documents published will be accessible and the existing documents will gradually be replaced.

This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

During 2021/2022, it is intended to review the site and all its content to ensure accuracy and accessibility compliance wherever possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15th September 2020 It was last reviewed on 15th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 15th September 2020. The test was carried out by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test https://elearning.lthtr.nhs.uk/SSMforBreastCancer/#/