This accessibility statement applies to the Powys Teaching Health Board website: https://pthb.nhs.wales
This website is run by Powys Teaching Health Board. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
This is Version 1, published 30/05/2022
This is Version 1, published 30/05/2022
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance and we will pass your request onto the relevant team.
We will consider your request and get back to you in 20 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact: email@example.com
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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, .
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
Some of our hospitals/offices have audio induction loops, and if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. If your visit is unplanned, we can arrange an online BSL Interpreter.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Powys Teaching Health Board is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations (last updated 21 September 2020)
Whilst we endeavour to meet ‘WCAG 2.1 AA’ we currently have the following Non-compliance issues:
Some menus and parts of some pages are marked up in a way that may make them confusing when accessed using Assistive Technologies. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value Level A
An empty menu is present on some pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 Parsing Level A, and WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value Level A
The button used to clear any text entered in the search box does not have an accessible label. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value Level A
The button/link used to switch language presents a different, less specific, label to Assistive Technologies than to visual users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions Level A
Some text does not have enough contrast with its background. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) Level AA.
Headings on some pages are not in a logical nested order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships Level A
Some parts of some pages are not fully usable with the keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard Level A
Some elements have an illogical focus order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order Level A
Secondary menu items change order when an item is selected. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation Level AA
Some forms have error messages or labels that are not clear. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions Level A
Some carousels (displayed only on small screens or at high zoom levels) do not have a method to pause or stop their movement. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide Level A
Whilst we will prioritise patient information to ensure it is digitally accessible wherever possible, we know there are some sections of our website of a corporate nature, which are not currently accessible and have been produced since September 2018.
For these sections, we aim to identify where we know documents are non-compliant and provide contact details wherever possible. As documentation is renewed in the future, we will ensure digital accessibility is considered
Currently, these sections are listed as below: (and subject to change).
Navigation and accessing information
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we occasionally have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, patient information leaflets and forms published as Word documents. We are working to address this.
The accessibility regulations if they are not essential to providing our services. We do not plan to fix any PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018, for example Board and Committee Papers, Health Board policies and procedure documentation or statutory documentation such as Annual Reports. However, we will endeavour to make any new PDFs or Word documents accessible wherever possible.
We occasionally publish PDFs which contain ‘transcripts//scanned manuscripts or handwritten notes’ for example in FOI requests - these are outside of scope and will not be fixed.
What we are doing to improve accessibility
We currently do not have an accessibility roadmap, which shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website, however we plan to have a roadmap in future.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared in July 2020. It will be reviewed in January 2022.