This website is run by the National Disease Registration Service operating within NHS Digital. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website, and we have designed it to be accessible.
How you can use this website
This accessibility statement is for the NHS Digital National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) website (digital.nhs.uk/ndrs ) only. It does not cover any websites linked from this one. Those sites will have their own accessibility statements.
On this website, you should be able to:
zoom in up to 300% with text staying visible on the screen, and most images scaling without resolution loss, using standard browser features
navigate most of the website using a keyboard
navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
read most of the website using a screen reader, including the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver
read most of the website on devices without a screen, like a braille computer
As much as possible we have aimed to keep the website text easy to understand and tried to avoid jargon where possible.
Some of our content is technical, and we use technical terms where there is no easier wording we could use without changing what the text means.
In creating this site we have aimed for the AAA accessibility standard.
We hope that the majority, if not all, of this website is fully accessible, and we run regular audits to identify any new problems. If you identify anything you feel is not accessible please make us aware via the contact page.
We know that some parts of the website aren't fully accessible, particularly that we have a number of old publication documents which are in PDF format, and haven't been designed for accessibility.
How to get information in an accessible format
If you have problems accessing information on this website, or would like any of our work in a different format like a more accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, or braille please contact us here and we will aim to respond within 5 working days.
PDFs are not able to comply with the requirements of the web accessibility standard, and we do not generally upload new PDFs. Where we do create new PDFs, we use the PDF/A standard which is more accessible.
Our site contains a large number of PDFs created in previous years, especially in our data and information publications.
By September 2023 we intend to have completed the process of converting PDFs and word documents still in active use into accessible web formats. We also have a number of forms in Microsoft Word format, which are not accessible. We will either replace these with accessible HTML forms, or remove them September 2023.
Issues with images and video
We strive to make all of our content accessible. We are aware of the following issues with images and video on our site:
Video content uses automated closed captioning and transcripting, and this can be inaccurate.
Some of the images on our site are complex diagrams where suitable alt text is not possible. In these cases we have ensured there is a detailed description on the page
We are aware that we have PowerBI and Tableau visualisations available on the website. Neither of these software items are accessible, and cannot be made accessible. In some cases the information is not easily available to users in an accessible format. We are currently investigating accessible visualisation tools. If you require information from these tools, then please get in touch via the contact us page