Accessibility

Using this website

This website is run by University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, 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.

To help further we use a tool called ReciteMe. ReciteMe is an accessibility tool that allows you to customise the site so it works for you.  It includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features.

To read more about the features and functionality of ReciteMe, read the user guide.

How accessible this website is

This site was built in 2021 to be AA compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Please note however that:

  • some combined PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software. This relates in particular to our board papers which are created by combining submissions in various formats from stakeholders.

We are working to resolve this issue. If you need help to access the board papers in the meantime please email our Company Secretary.

If you need any other information in an alternative format, please email bsuh.equality@nhs.net

This website links through to content on our legacy websites for bsuh.nhs.uk and westernsussex.nhs.net. A digital development project is underway to replace these websites with a new single fully accessible website for UHSussex.

Exclusions

Please note that microsites linked to from this site that have been created by third parties (even if they carry the BSUH, WSHT or UHSussex logo) may not be accessible.

More help and resources

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability:

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Website feedback

If you have any comments or feedback about this website please email our Communications team.