This statement was last reviewed on 19 October 2023.

This accessibility statement applies to www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk.

This website is run by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It includes information about our organisation, our services and the care we provide for patients.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use it. That means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand, and you can navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.

AbilityNet has advice on making your phone, computer or tablet easier to use, depending on your needs.

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Some PDF documents, such as meeting board papers, are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Embedded videos do not have captions or transcripts.

PDFs and other documents

Documents such as our Trust Board papers contain hundreds of pages including images, tables and charts, making them difficult to make fully accessible or convert to HTML web pages. 

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. However, if there is a specific document that you would like to request in HTML format we will do our best to oblige where possible and practicable, please email: communications@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

Videos

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

WCAG 2.2

This website will be tested against the WCAG 2.2 standard (AA), which was published in October 2023, before the end of October 2024, at the latest.

This statement was prepared on 13 October 2023. It is based on:

  • Technical assessment of the website content management system (CMS), design, layout, navigation and functionality by Frank, our website developers. 
  • Self-assessment of website content (including images and documents) by Liverpool University Hospitals Communications Team.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please email: communications@liverpoolft.nhs.uk, where your email will be picked up and responded to by the Communications Department.

If you need information on this website in a different format like an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille, please email: communications@liverpoolft.nhs.uk.

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).

Located at the bottom of every page is our accessibility toolbar, labelled 'Show accessibility tools' which toggles to ‘Hide accessibility tools’ to stop it from being visible.

Click on the toolbar to view various accessible options, including:

  • Text size
  • Contrast
  • Google translate (we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translation).