Accessibility statement for Designability
This accessibility statement applies to https://designability.org.uk/
This website is run by Designability. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- Increase the text size across the site for improved legibility
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
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.
The following feature have been incorporated into the design of this website to make it more accessible.
- Users can navigate interactive elements of the website using the tab key
- Users can move in reverse order using shift + tab key
- Users can access interactive elements using the Enter key
- Focus indicators are included on interactive elements including links, buttons, form controls, input fields, radio buttons and checkboxes
Design and colour:
- The website has been designed with clear headings and paragraphs of text
- Alternative (Alt) Text descriptions have been added to images across the site to help give context and improve the experience for users of screen reader software
- Mega menus expand ‘on click’ as opposed to ‘on hover’
- Where the brand colours of orange and blue have been used on links and buttons, we’ve made the ‘hover states’ higher-contrast to improve legibility
- For any sliders and carousels, we’ve included arrows to help assist navigation
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- The current plugin used to increase text size pushes some of the content outside of boxes or onto too many lines. Our website suppliers are exploring better solutions to help users increase text size and contrast levels. We aim to have a better solution in place before the end of November 2023.
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 write to us, email us, or contact us as follows:
Director of Fundraising and Communications
Royal United Hospital
Contacting us by phone or visiting in person
Please note, when contacting us by phone we are not currently able to offer text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Please note that we operate hybrid working and our offices are not always manned. Visits must therefore be by prior appointment. When visiting our offices we do not currently have audio induction loops.
The best way to contact us is by email or in writing as above.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format, for example in an accessible PDF, please contact us:
By email: email@example.com
By phone: 01225 824103
As we are a small charity, we may not be able to meet your request, but we will consider it and get back to you within 2 weeks.
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
Designability 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
- [Bullet point 1]
- [Bullet point 2]
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- PDFs and other documents
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are currently working with our website suppliers, and reviewing our content, with the aim of ensuring that this site achieves level AA conformance by 03/05/2024.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 03/11/2023. It was last reviewed on 03/11/2023.
This website was last tested on 03/11/2023.
The test was carried out by Milk & Tweed with guidance from their partner company Huxley Digital, an agency that specialises in developing accessible website for charities and public sector organisations. The most viewed pages were tested by the team as well as a variety of automated testing tools.