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Accessibility compliance statement for the Clinical Audit Platform

Our accessibility compliance statement for the Clinical Audit Platform explains how accessible our platform is, what we are doing to improve accessibility and what you can do if you are having accessibility problems.

Using this website

This Clinical Audit Platform (CAP) website is run by NHS Digital.  We want people 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)

The accessibility of our website

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. Not all content of this website has yet been tested against the existing accessibility standards. This means that certain assistive technologies may not work for this service, or that users with other accessibility needs may not be able to successfully navigate the service.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us by:

We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you within 3 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page, or you think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please email to let us know.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

NHS Digital is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

The platform is non-compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Issues with technology

Assistive technologies that may not work for this service include:

  • voice recognition software
  • screen readers
  • screen enlargement applications

Issues with links

We are aware of the following issues within the links on our site:

  • there are redundant links relating to the ‘Back’ and ‘Home’ buttons, which take you to the same destination as other links on the same page
  • some link text doesn't make sense when read on its own (for example 'click here')

Issues with view and navigation

Where we have applied fixes, we have ensured there are no contrast issues.  However, we are aware there are other issues with viewing and navigating around the pages:

  • you can only zoom in up to 200% without text spilling off the screen
  • multi-select drop downs can be difficult to use when using just a keyboard to navigate

How we tested this website

This website was tested November 2018 – January 2019.  The test was carried out by NHS Digital.  
We carried out automated testing on the website pages relating to the following audits, registries and collections:

  • Assuring Transformation
  • Breast and Cosmetic Registry
  • Clinical Audit Platform Main
  • National Audit for Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • National Bowel Cancer Audit
  • National Diabetes Audit
  • National Diabetes Inpatient Audit - Harms
  • Out of Area Placements

Automated testing can't find everything that could be improved but is rarely wrong about what it does find.  This means we have fixed accessibility problems on these pages which manual checking could have missed.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are intending to carry out the same automated testing on the pages relating to the following audits, registries and collections:

  • Female Genital Mutilation – Enhanced Dataset
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry
  • National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension
  • National Diabetes in Footcare Audit
  • National Pregnancy in Diabetes
  • Oesophageal-Gastric Cancer Audit

Where possible, NHS Digital then intend to fix any issues which are identified. 

In 2020, we are also reviewing where we can undertake manual testing of all pages. This will enable us to further improve accessibility of our website.

This statement was prepared on 15 August 2019.

Last edited: 21 January 2020 7:16 pm