Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to The Health Academy at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals 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 500% 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

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.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible, including:

  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

The Health Academy at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

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

  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020. These may not contain subtitles but we will work towards adding these before September 2021. We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations

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, contact: TheHealthAcademy@lthtr.nhs.uk

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please mail TheHealthAcademy@lthtr.nhs.uk or call 01772 521444. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in working days.

We can provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. You can find out more about our language interpreters on our Trust website here. You can contact us by email at TheHealthAcademy@lthtr.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 enquiry, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

This statement was prepared on 2nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 2nd September 2020.

This website was last tested on 2nd September 2020. The test was carried out by the Communication Team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Useful Information

Browsealoud

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, Browsealoud Plus will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.

Browsealoud Plus reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience.  New features include: Translator, Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.

  • Dual-Colour Highlighting
  • Text Magnification
  • Translator
  • MP3 Maker
  • Screen Masking
  • Pronunciation Modifier
  • Secure Site Reading
  • PDF Reading
  • International Languages

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too. For more information, please visit www.browsealoud.com

Browsealoud Plus helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a second language find Browsealoud Plus particularly useful.

Click on the Browsealoud Panel that appears on the Homepage of this website to launch the Browsealoud Plus toolbar then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud Plus:

Web: support.texthelp.com/help
Email: support@browsealoud.com
Tel: 0800 328 7910

Google Translate

Google Translate is an automatic translation service that uses state-of-the-art technology, not human translators, to translate text – provides instant translations in 58 different languages. By providing these translations, we hope to make essential information available to the diverse populations that visit our website every day. However, please be aware that, since translations are done by machine, they may not always be perfect.

Simply select your desired language from the “Translate Site” drop-down menu at the top any page. Google Translate will display the translated text without reloading or redirecting you from your page. If you click on a link in the translated page, the linked web page also will be translated automatically for you – allowing you to seamlessly browse through our website in your language.

Google translate is not able to read graphical buttons, drop-down menus, text within photos, news items imported through an RSS feed, and certain other forms of text. In these cases, the text will remain in English.

In order to view a page in a particular language, your browser must have that language pack installed. To download appropriate language packs, visit the website for your browser.

Google Translate breaks text into a series of 500-character chunks and continuously sends them back and forth until the entire page has been translated. This processing system occasionally creates confusion in how a particular block of text is translated. Also, if the page is very long or your computer processor is not powerful enough, it may cause your browser to freeze.

Automatic translation detects patterns in documents that already have been translated by human translators. Using those patterns as a guide, automatic translators such as Google Translate are able to make intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be. Because the translations are generated by machine, not all translations will be perfect.

Even today’s most sophisticated software can’t translate at the fluency of a native speaker or professional translator. If you encounter a translation that doesn’t seem right, click on the phrase in question – and sometimes Google Translate will have an alternative translation available.

We are not responsible for the translations provided by Google Translate. Please be aware that the English version of our website is the official text. The translated copies of our site are not legally binding, and any differences created in translation have no legal effect. If there are any concerns regarding the accuracy of the information presented within the translated versions of our site, please refer back to the official English-language website.

Text Sizing

If you are having difficulty reading the text on this page and would like to increase its size simply do the following:

  • Click the “View” menu at the top of the browser window.
  • Select “Text Size” from the menu.
  • In the sub-menu that appears select which text size you want to use, Smallest, Smaller, Medium, Larger, or Largest (Medium is the default).
  • Alternatively, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and use the mouse wheel to increase/decrease the text size of this site.
  • Click the “View” menu at the top of the browser window.
  • Select “Text Size” from the menu.
  • Select “Increase” or “Decrease” to alter the size of the text.
  • Alternatively, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and use the mouse wheel to increase/decrease the text size of this site.
  • Click the “View” menu at the top of the browser window.
  • Select “Zoom in” or “Zoom Out” to alter the size of the text.
  • Alternatively, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and use the mouse wheel to increase/decrease the text size of this site.
  • Click the “View” menu at the top of the browser window.
  • Then select text size you want to use (as a percentage of the original).
  • Alternatively hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and use the mouse wheel to increase/decrease the text size of this site.
  • Click the “View” menu at the top of the browser window.
  • Select “Increase Font” from the menu.
  • Click the “View” menu at the top of the browser window.
  • Then select text size.
  • Click the “View” menu at the top of the browser window.
  • Select “Text Zoom” from the menu.
  • In the sub-menu that appears select which text size you want to use.
  • Alternatively, select “Other” and manually enter the text size (as a percentage of the original) that you want to use.

Other Information

Downloadable documents on the site are provided in a variety of formats. The most common are PDF, Word and Excel. If you require a document in an alternative format, please contact us at TheHealthAcademy@lthtr.nhs.uk.

All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.

The site is built in a flexible manner and scales to ensure readability on whatever device or browser it is viewed upon. Browser support is progressive meaning more capable browsers may get improved aesthetics or functionality.

Internet Explorer is supported from IE9 and above. Users on an older browser may experience some aesthetic and functional disruption to their viewing experience