This accessibility statement applies to Public Health Insights Worcestershire. This website is supplied by ESRI UK using InstantAtlas and is run in partnership with Worcestershire County Council (Public health – evidence team).
The aims of Public Health Insights Worcestershire are:
- To inform Local Authorities, partner organisations & agencies, voluntary and community sector and the public to the work of the public Health Team in Worcestershire.
- To provide access for Local Authorities, partner organisations & agencies, voluntary and community sector and the public to standardised data, information and analysis.
- To provide directly a suite of resources to support Worcestershire’s Joint Needs Assessment
- To act as a repository and directory to resources hosted on webpages external to data.worcestershire.gov.uk.
Using this website
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We have made it possible for you to use a screen reader, use speech recognition, zoom up to 300% and navigate using only a keyboard. We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
There is also advice available from AbilityNet on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We acknowledge that some parts of the website are not fully accessible. There are limitations in making maps suitably accessible for some users. To mitigate this, maps data can be downloaded or viewed in an alternative format.
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille: HWBadmin@worcestershire.gov.uk. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems
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, contact: HWBadmin@worcestershire.gov.uk We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility Regulations 2018. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, Contact the Equality and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Worcestershire County council is committed to making Public Health Insights Worcestershire accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to non-compliances and exceptions listed below:
- Keyboard Accessibility 2.1.1
“All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes”.
There are two areas within the website where keyboard interaction is more difficult. The first is an advanced tool: Custom Area Reporter that can be navigated using mouse key. The second is the main menu that requires ‘tabbing’ through all options with the keyboard. We are currently working with ESRI UK and our web development team to resolve these specific issues.
- Sensory Characteristics 1.3.3
“Instructions provided for understanding and operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location, orientation, or sound”.
Links are used within the website both to external pages and to other parts of the interface. To work towards this guideline, we have enabled software that enhances labelling of links and makes operating clearer to the user. We are currently working with our web development team to resolve any outstanding issues.
What we are doing to improve non-compliances and exceptions
To test Public Health Insights Worcestershire we use the Siteimprove and WAVE web quality assurance tools monthly to help monitor usability and accessibility issues. We will aim to fix any issues identified as soon as possible.
Third Party organisations
We use WordPress as our website tool and they are committed to ensuring the platform is compliant for accessibility as possible, see Accessibility | WordPress.org (UK) for issues they are aware of. They also provide a WordPress Coding Standards Handbook to support our content creation.
Data used in this website is sourced from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS are also committed to ensuring accessibility of their website, see Accessibility statement for the Office for National Statistics – Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk) for any issues they are aware of.
Date of Statement
This statement was prepared on 21/09/23. It was last reviewed on 21/09/23. When we update Public Health Insights Worcestershire, we will carefully monitor new content to ensure it meets accessibility standards.