Mindwave Ventures is committed to making its digital tools accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to the Developmental peads, Patient Engagement Platform developed by Mindwave Ventures in collaboration with Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.
Mindwave Ventures aims to conform with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standard without any exceptions.
We have undertaken internal reviews which have identified us as partially compliant with some exceptions. We are currently undergoing external assessments to formally verify our level of compliance and identify any areas for improvement.
What can I do:
We want as many people as possible to be able to use Sefton & Liverpool CAMHS. For example, that means you should be able to:
- View content in a clear order
- Follow a logical order throughout the portal
- View the platform in portrait and landscape
- Enjoy the platform free from major code errors
- Input information into the system, and have the system understand my response programmatically
- Differentiate and understand items using methods beyond colour alone to determine them
- Enjoy a graphics interface ratio of at least 3:1
- Change text size by small, medium and large within the platform without loss of content or function
- Enjoy readable text with sufficient line height and spacing
The following items have been assessed and are not currently in place on the platform:
- Use a “Skip to Content” link
- Access and navigate the platform by keyboard only
- Enjoy a contrast ratio between text and background of at least 4.5:1
- Engage with interactive elements such as focus and hover states
- Use more than one navigation method to find pages
- Easily find and use the keyboard focus
- The ability to view non-text content using other alternatives
- The ability to benefit from Assistive Technology where there is a notification of dynamic content, for example, after submitting a form, text is added to the existing form which reads, "Your form was successfully submitted." The screen reader should then announce the same message.
Reporting problems with accessibility or giving us feedback:
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Mindwave Ventures. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Mindwave Ventures’ platforms:
- Write to us at: Mindwave Ventures, 4a Whitehorse Mews, 37 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7QD.
We aim to respond within 10 working days. Please note, much of Mindwave’s team is still working from home and the office is not fully open, so responses to feedback received by post may take longer than 10 days.
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’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your report, feedback or complaint, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) at https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/
Preparation of this accessibility standard
This statement was prepared on 22 May 2023. It was last reviewed on 23 May 2023.