Accessibility on this website is guided by government standards and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG are widely accepted as the international standard for accessibility on the web.
Whilst we aim to make this website accessible to all users and achieve a conformance level 'AA'; we continually work with stakeholders to ensure that conformance level 'A' is adhered to as a minimum.
If you experience any accessibility issue on this site or have any comment, please contact us.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to https://ctmuhb.nhs.wales.wales.nhs.uk
This website is not compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA. The non-compliances are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible and is therefore non-compliant with the accessibility regulations for the following reason(s):
We know some elements of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
- some text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of some text
- many documents are in PDF format and require third party accessability.
- audio/video elements may not have captions, transcripts, signing or audio description
- some pages and document attachments are not clearly written
- some tables do not have row headers
- some pages may have poor colour contrast
- some heading elements are not consistent
- some images do not have any alternative text
- some buttons are not correctly identified
- some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
- some of the design cannot be overridden by personal settings for colours, fonts, etc
- there are parts that are difficult or impossible to understand or use with a screen reader
- there are parts that are difficult or impossible to reach or use without a mouse or by touching the screen
- some of the text may not be written in plain English
- some page titles and form labels may not be unique
- some of the link text does not describe its purpose
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Accessibility Tools and Functions
Adobe - Read Out Loud
Newer versions of Adobe Reader (version 7 and above) have inbuilt "read out loud" functionality. Portable Document Format (PDF) documents can be read out loud in three short steps:
- Open a PDF document and click on "View"
- Select "Read Out Loud"
- Activate Read Out Loud
Frequently used shortcuts include:
- Shift + Ctrl + Y: Activate Read Out Loud
- Shift + Ctrl + V: Read current page
- Shift + Ctrl + B: Read to end of document
- Shift + Ctrl + C: Pause / Resume reading
- Shift + Ctrl + E: Stop
Adjusting Text Size
- Internet Explorer: Go to "View" on the menu bar > Select text size / zoom
- Firefox: Go to "View" on the menu bar > Select text size / zoom. Alternatively hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard and press the plus (+) key to increase text size. To reduce the latter hold down the "Ctrl" button and press the minus (-) key
- Please note that the above settings may differ depending on the browser version.
You may need to download the following readers / viewers to access different document formats on this site. These can be downloaded free from relevant external websites as indicated below:
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- Parts of some pages may not work well with Assistive Technologies such as screen readers
- Some menus are not fully accessible
- Some buttons and links do not have accessible descriptions
- Some pages contain text that has poor colour contrast
- Some pages contain headings that are not logically ordered
- Some pages are not fully usable with the keyboard
- Some pages have an illogical focus order
- Secondary menu items change order when an item is selected
- Some forms have error messages or labels that are not clear
- Some moving content cannot be paused or stopped
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- Some menus and parts of some pages are marked up in a way that may make them confusing when accessed using Assistive Technologies. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value Level A
- An empty menu is present on some pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 Parsing Level A, and WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value Level A
- The button used to clear any text entered in the search box does not have an accessible label. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value Level A
- The button/link used to switch language presents a different, less specific, label to Assistive Technologies than to visual users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions Level A
- Some text does not have enough contrast with its background. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) Level AA.
- Headings on some pages are not in a logical nested order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships Level A
- Some parts of some pages are not fully usable with the keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard Level A
- Some elements have an illogical focus order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 Focus Order Level A
- Secondary menu items change order when an item is selected. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation Level AA
- Some forms have error messages or labels that are not clear. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions Level A
- Some carousels (displayed only on small screens or at high zoom levels) do not have a method to pause or stop their movement. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide Level A