Accessibility Statement - St John’s Hospital Website
This website is owned and maintained by St John's Hospital Bath. This section explains how it is the intention of St John's for the website to be as usable and accessible to the widest audience as possible.
It also details some of the measures taken. It is St John’s Hospital’s intention with regard to accessibility to conform to the guidelines set out in the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0).
The WCAG 1.0 explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people. This site has been built in compliance to the W3C WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and meets all of the Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints. The St John’s Hospital website also meets the majority of Priority 3 checkpoints, meaning that it is at least double A (AA) compliant.
We will continue working actively towards increasing the accessibility and usability of our website. St John's Hospital strives to employ best practice techniques where certain Priority 3 checkpoints have become outdated.
Other Priority 3 checkpoints that this site does not meet are some of the checkpoints that relate to how the content is written and structured. St John’s Hospital decided that in order to strike the correct balance with regard to the way that the site performs and to allow it to be kept up to date, it would not meet some of the Priority 3 checkpoints.
St John's therefore thought it would be better to deliver double-A and exceed that level rather than promise triple-A and not be able to deliver.
St John’s Hospital website is in line with UK government websites, which support the W3C's web content accessibility guidelines 1.0, Level AA, to ensure web accessibility standards have been achieved and are maintained.
Access keys provide a keyboard shortcut for users wishing to go directly to specific parts of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse.
They are defined as follows:
S: Skip navigation
1: Home page
2: News & Events
8: Terms & Conditions
9: General Enquiries
How to use access keys
Access keys work slightly differently depending on which browser and type of computer you are using - this is a summary of the main different ways:
- If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 on a PC, press 'alt' and the access key character at same time.
- If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher on a PC, press 'alt' and the access key character at the same time, then press the enter key.
- If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 on an Apple Macintosh, press 'control' and the access key character at the same time.
This accessibility initiative is also supported by Netscape 6; use the 'alt' key on a PC, or the 'ctrl' key on an Apple Macintosh.
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
Most Adobe© Acrobat© Portable Document Format (PDF) files on this site are tagged to allow basic accessibility.
For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.
For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader see the site help page.
The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings
Our website supports Browsealoud. Browsealoud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online.
For more information and help about changing your browser settings you may wish to visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages.