Covid Site Accessibility Statement

The website accessibility regulations were introduced on the 23 September 2018 and came into force on the 23 September 2020.

At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. Many more have a temporary disability. The regulations require the CCGs to ensure that both intranet functionality and the documents/images/videos on the intranet meet the guidance.

The regulations state that intranets must be more accessible by making it ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’ and that service providers must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled people.

This accessibility statement applies to the COVID intranet, an intranet run by Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs.

We want as many CCG members as possible to be able to use this intranet site to access the information they need.

We know some parts of this intranet site are not fully accessible, however we are working on this at the moment.  Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs are committed to making its intranet sites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Not all of documents and videos held on the intranet sites are fully accessible from September 2019 onwards. To make the documents created from 2019 accessible would create a disproportionate burden to the CCGs. We recognise that a number of documents need to be amended and we will work to provide accessible content where we receive individual requests.

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.  Pre-recorded videos after September 2020 will be accessible.

If you need information on this intranet site in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email mlcsu.staffsccgscomms@nhs.net.  We’ll consider how we can support your request and get back to you in 2 working days.

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this intranet site. If you find any problems or have any feedback on how we can make the internet site or communications more accessible please send this to mlcsu.staffsccgscomms@nhs.net.