Accessibility statement

The Kent Public Health Observatory want everyone to be able to use our website regardless of their computer knowledge or disabilities. We have designed the Kent Public Health Observatory website to be as accessible as possible, in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Our Commitment to Accessibility

All public sector websites, whether for central or local government, should meet the standards laid out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) to Level AA standard.

The Kent Public Health Observatory website is developed using valid HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS). The Kent Public Health Observatory website content is separated from presentational elements, which makes it available to any visitors that use technologies such as a screen reader or text only browser.

The Kent Public Health Observatory strive to achieve and maintain levels of accessibility that conform to the AA standard, but may occasionally publish content that does not meet all of the guidelines required for AA standard. Where this happens, we have continuous website review cycles that are designed to identify any such issues with a view to rectifying and maintaining compliance across the site wherever possible.  We are happy to work with anyone who is unable to access any of our website content and strive to provide alternative versions of our content.

Finally, the Kent Public Health Observatory undertake formal Independent Accessibility Audits of the Kent Public Health Observatory website on a yearly basis against AA standards which dictate the long-term audit and improvement plans.

Help with seeing the page

You can easily make changes in your computer to help you see what's written on the page more clearly.

Most internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Safari, allow you to force the text on a web page to be the size and colour you want.

Many operating systems also come with a built-in screen magnifier that allows you to enlarge a portion of the page to several times the original size.

Help on adjusting your computer settings can be viewed on the AbilityNet website.

Help with your keyboard and mouse

If you can use a mouse, but find it difficult, there are ways to make your mouse easier to use.

Further information on using your keyboard and mouse can also be found on the AbilityNet website.

What to do if you find an Accessibility Issue with The Kent Public Health Observatory Website

If you find an accessibility issue with the Kent Public Health Observatory website, the Kent Public Health Observatory would like to hear from you.

You can log accessibility issues either by emailing the Kent Public Health Observatory at kpho@kent.gov.uk or by telephoning us on 03000 422570.