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What is an accessible website?

An accessible website is one that accommodates a full range of people, removing any barriers so that a website can be used by anyone, regardless of disability.

Canterbury DHB aims to achieve and maintain very good website accessibility, delivering as many WAI Level AA and AAA guidelines as achievable.

In February 2019 this website passed a WCAG 2 AA and WCAG 2 AAA check using the website accessibility testing tool Although compliance with WCAG guidelines is not the only indicator of website accessibility, it does confirm that this website has a good basic level of accessibility and has been built in a professional and considerate way.

WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)  WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)

Due to the complexity and ever-changing nature of accessibility compliance, it is necessary to note that it is very hard for a large website such as to consistently maintain 100% compliance with all recognised accessibility best practices. However, as part of our commitment to meet the objectives of the Canterbury DHB Disability Action Plan we plan to continuously improve the accessibility of our website content and features so that Canterbury health services information is accessible for all people.

Changing text size 

You can use your browser settings to change the text size for all the websites that you visit, something you may want to do if you find the text too small to read. The technique for doing this is slightly different depending on the browser that you use. For advice on how to make those changes in the browser you're using, we recommend visiting the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative's page on this topic.

Page last updated: 6 January 2020

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