Our website was created by a process of user-centred design. Focus groups and user testing techniques were used during the design and development of the website. Disabled users were among those who tested the website via Shaw Trust.
All of our website users should be able to carry out all tasks on our website including navigating the site, filling in forms, reading content and downloading content. The HPA website is enabled for Browsealoud – users can download a program which reads aloud web page and PDF document content.
As a standard, we employ all the following methods to ensure our site is accessible to as many people as possible:
We comply with the UK government standards minimum recommendation of:
Web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 AA
These web standards are available on the COI (Central Office of Information) website: http://www.coi.gov.uk/guidance.php?page=188 (external link)
The HPA website achieved Shaw Trust accessible website accreditation on 28th July 2010.
This included a full technical audit and rigorous disability user testing.
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this website please contact us.
Last reviewed: 15 September 2010