Accessibility statement   

This accessibility statement applies to the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website (

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. The website has ReciteMe screenreader software that enables users to:

• Have most of the website content read out loud, including PDF documents
• Change the font type and size
• Magnify the text
• Change the colour theme
• Change the language

There is a button to enable the screenreader at the top of each page.
There are also quick link buttons to change the font size, and to translate pages from English into Arabic, Farsi, Slovak, Polish and Chinese simplified.

There is a sitemap to help navigate the website.

In Internet Explorer and Google Chrome you can use the browser settings to change the text size, zoom in and change the language. In Microsoft Edge you can also have text read out loud.

Compliance status

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

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

• The site is not optimised for mobile and small screens
• Horizontal scrolling and magnification is required
• Form elements require labels
• Some pages have poor colour contrast
• There are images of text, including on the home page banner
• On the ‘Finding Us’ page images of hospitals do not describe where the links go if using screenreader software. There is a text alternative of the links which is accessible to screenreaders.
• Some pages are not simple to navigate
• The website is not easy to navigate using only a keyboard
• Some old PDFs are not fully accessible to screenreader software
• Some videos do not have captions

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Work is currently taking place to improve the accessibility of our website. We have commissioned our website provider to assess and fix the accessibility issues identified and redesign our website in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 5 March 2021.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format please email

If you want to report an accessibility problem with this website please email

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).


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