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This accessibility statement applies to the Board of Community Health Councils website: www.boardchc.wales
We are committed to making sure that everyone is able to access the information we provide and communicate with us in ways that meet their individual needs. To do this, you should be able to:
We have 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.
This website has been built by Digital Healthcare Walesand is run by the Board of Community Health Councils.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
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 us: email@example.com
We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 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 us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
Technical information about this website's accessibility
The Board of Community Health Councils is committed to making its website 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Whilst we endeavour to meet ‘WCAG 2.1 AA’ we currently have the following Non-compliance issues:
Digital Healthcare Wales, who provide technical support for our website, provide regular updates on the accessibility non-compliance issues.
Whilst we will prioritise information on our services and activities 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 will 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.
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 to access our Advocacy Service.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. We do not plan to fix any non-essential PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018, for example, meeting papers, minutes & actions and visit reports. However, we will endeavour to make any new PDFs or Word documents accessible wherever possible.
We do not plan to add captions to live audio or video streams. However, we will always aim to provide subtitled versions of pre-recorded videos produced.
What we are doing to improve accessibility
We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above, in partnership with our technical support providers Digital Healthcare Wales.
We are also planning to amend our publication standards to take account of the need to make our information accessible via the website and any apps that we may use in future.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was reviewed in November 2022, based on updated technical compliance and non-compliance as identified by our technical support providers.
This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally.