This accessibility statement applies to 

This website is run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

We have made our website as accessible and usable as possible. We've done this by adding an accessibility and language toolbar to our website as well as following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium, W3C, the web's governing body.

A limited number of pages, such as those displaying maps provided by Google, do rely on JavaScript and will not be accessible to users of certain assistive technologies or users who have turned off JavaScript in their browsers.

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.

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

PDF Documents
Visually impaired users may have trouble reading PDF files with screen reader software. To overcome this, you can go to the Access Adobe website and use their online conversion tools for Adobe PDF Documents.

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on. We plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML 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. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Supported browsers
Popular browsers are in general fully supported. If you are using an older browser, particularly older versions of Internet Explorer, we may not be able to give you a full visual experience.

How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some of our videos do not have captions – if you require a transcript for any of our videos, please contact us. To turn captions on please click the button on the embedded video player – this is reachable using the tab key.
  • Most PDF documents are not accessible to screen reader software. We are working to update these to make them accessible PDFs on an ongoing basis. If you come across a PDF document which you wish to view that has not yet been made accessible, please contact us and we will provide an accessible version. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 1 July 2021. 

This website was last tested on 30 June 2021. The test was carried out by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust's Communications Team.

Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:


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