Web accessibility enables us to promote equality of access to services and information we provide.
Web accessibility standards are available in full from the World Wide Web Consortium website.
The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore falls under this law, and as such must be made accessible to everyone.
The statistics on the number of users who face difficulties due to website's accessibility:
- There are 8.6 million registered disabled people in the UK - 14% of the population (source: DRC)
- One in 12 men and one in 200 women have some form of colour blindness - 9% of the UK population (source: Institution of Electrical Engineers2)
- Two million UK residents have a sight problem - 4% of the population (source: RNIB3)
- There are 12 million people aged 60 or over - 21% of the UK population (source: UK government4)
We aim to make our website accessible by following standards and guidelines to ensure that the site can be used easily and effectively by everyone.
For further information and help on Web Accessibility, please contact the the Wessex PH Network team on firstname.lastname@example.org