Report

Accessibility Report

This website was last tested on 21st June 2021. We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible https://www.nhsimas.nhs.uk/ is.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

  • Looked at all mediums used on the site for example text, images, maps, videos, forms etc
  • Added at least one page per item to our sample list
  • Always include the homepage

How we checked

The test was carried out by The Health Informatics Service Web Department.

Automated tests were used to check the accessibility of the site but they do not show most accessibility issues.

We used Lighthouse to audit each page in the sample for accessibility issues.

We used Wave to automatically test for accessibility issues on pages that do not need users to sign in.

Errors found were correlated and checked manually.

A keyboard, tab through and zoom check was done.

These tests were completed using a Google Chrome browser on Windows 10 with a 14 inch screen.

The issues we found

Only serious accessibility issues on the sample of pages we tested are listed in this report – these will cause problems for users with access needs when using your website.

2.1.1 Keyboard

Users should be able to use a keyboard to access all content and functionality of a web page. This means the page can be used by people with no vision as well as people who use alternative keyboards or input devices that act as a keyboard.

This is because the cookies pop up cannot be closed by keyboard.

2.4.4 Link Purpose 

Link text used within the site contains extraneous text or may not make sense out of context. This is because most include the words "click here".

PDF

PDF documents often have accessibility issues. Additionally, PDF documents are typically viewed using a separate application or plug-in, and can thus cause confusion and navigation difficulties.

There are multiple PDFs in use, not signposted as PDF with the content not in HTML format or saved as PDF/A.

Word Documents

Word documents often have accessibility issues. Additionally, Word documents are typically viewed using a separate application or plug-in, and can thus cause confusion and navigation difficulties.

There are multiple Word documents in use, not signposted as a Word document with the content not in HTML format.