Accessibility statement for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance website.
This accessibility statement applies to the website of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance – https://
This website is run by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance. We are the cancer programme of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, which is part of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.
We are one of 21 Cancer Alliances around the country, set up by NHS England to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients in our local area.
Regulations came into force on 23 September 2018, which state that all public sector websites must meet accessibility standards. These standards are currently called WCAG2.1 (AA). You can find out more information on the requirements on the gov.uk website.
The building of this website meets these guidelines – in terms of the code and the way it works. However, we are also committed to ensuring that the content is written and maintained in a way that meets the guidelines.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use the functions of this website and the accessibility toolbar is visible on each page of the site, allowing you to change the colour contrast, increase the text size or translate into another language via Google Translate.
We are committed to making the language on the website as easy as possible to understand. Where we have been unable to avoid some technical terms relating to cancer, its care and treatment, we have provided an explanation of what they mean.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We have created this website to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. However, there are some parts that we have not yet been able to make fully accessible:
- some images require further work to ensure appropriate alternative text
- we have not yet installed the Recite Me screen reader
- some pages have too much information on there
- some of the information may be hard to understand if you don't work for a health or care organisation
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in an alternative format such as large print or easy read, please:
By phone: 01924 317560 and ask for the Communications Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance
By post: The Communications and Engagement Department, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, White Rose House, West Parade, Wakefield WF1 1LT
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 21 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, or wish to make a complaint, contact us:
01924 317560 and ask for the Cancer Alliance Communications Lead
The Communications Department, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, White Rose House, West Parade, Wakefield WF1 1LT
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).
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. Examples of non compliance and exemptions are listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images and when we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
We do not currently have a screen reader on the site. We plan to install Recite Me across the site.
Wherever possible, we plan to replace PDFs and Word documents with accessible HTML pages. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will test this site for accessibility on a regular basis. We will publish the dates of future accessibility testing, who carried out the test, any fixes required and any sampling methodology used.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 3rd August 2023.