Accessibility

This page explains how we ensure the Harrogate Integrated Facilities website is usable and accessible for all users.

Browser support

The site is built in a flexible manner and scales to ensure readability on whatever device or browser it is viewed upon. Browser support is progressive meaning more capable browsers may get improved aesthetics or functionality, yet content is still accessible to even the oldest browsers.

Landmark roles

Following guidance set by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (ARIA), landmark roles are provided to make the site more accessible. Roles used to identify specific content or navigation areas for machine readers and assistive devices such as screen readers.

Assistive software

This website is compatible with most standard assistive software, including the screen readers NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and JAWS.

Semantics

HTML5 markup is used to structure the site with appropriate elements used to clearly and logically identify content for search engines or screen readers.

JavaScript

The use of JavaScript will give the user enhanced features of the site. Where it is not available then all pages and process are still accessible.

Forms

All forms fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation. Form fields also have ‘label’ and ‘id’ attributes to associate the form field with its label to allow for easy entry of data

Links

All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context. Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.

Font size

The font sizes used on the website are fully flexible. You can change the font size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings. You can find guidance on this from abilitynet.org.uk.

We have included links to guidance on the most common browsers below:

Colours

We have taken care to ensure that the site’s colour combinations and contrast significantly and are effective in ensuring information is still clear when viewed by all. However, you may switch any page to high contrast using the control in the main navigation above.

Downloads

We use Adobe PDFs for additional information and downloads. Adobe PDF Reader is freely available for use on any computer and can be downloaded at https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/

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New role created at Harrogate Integrated Facilities
January 2020 Harrogate Integrated Facilities has introduced the new role of Waste Porters at Harrogate District Hospital to give more of a focus on waste collection across the site, and help to reduce ‘clutter’ in corridors and in clinical areas. Waste they’ll collect includes dirty linen, cardboard, broken furniture and clinical waste – pretty much […]
Sterile Services Department March 2021
7 Day Endoscopy Service Sterile Services have increased their services to a 7 day Flexible Endoscope decontamination service to support the NHS and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust in clearing the backlog of patients waiting for treatment that were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   Apprenticeship Programme 2020 saw the commencement of the […]
Harrogate Integrated Facilities porter speaks to BBC Newsbeat about life on the Covid front line
February 2021   This week BBC Newsbeat spent time at Harrogate District Hospital finding out about the Healthcare workers working on the frontline. They spoke to Joe Albro from Harrogate Integrated Facilities who shared with them his personal experience working as a Porter during the Covid-19 pandemic. Joe has been working as a porter since […]

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