Accessibility statement for South Yorkshire Healthier Together

This accessibility statement applies to the South Yorkshire Healthier Together website.

This website is managed by South Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Alliance.

Our aim is to provide accessible information so that as many people as possible are able to use this website.

This website has a range of accessibility features to allows you to customise the way you interact with this site. For example, you should be able to:

●      change colours, contrast levels and fonts using browser or device settings

●      zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen

●      navigate most of the website using a keyboard or speech recognition software

●      listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

●      you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

●      most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

●      live video streams do not have captions

●      you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

●      there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you have any feedback on how we can further improve our accessibility features on this website or if you find any problems not listed on this page, please contact:

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email We will look in to your request and get back to you in 5 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 complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

South Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Alliance  is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

The website has been tested against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) [2.1 or 2.2] AA standard.

·       non-compliances - this means the content in question is in scope of the regulations, but there’s an accessibility problem with it

·       an exemption - this means the inaccessible content is out of scope of the regulations, or it’d be a disproportionate burden for you to make it accessible

This website is partially compliant with the [Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard], due to [insert one of the following: ‘the non-compliances’, ‘the exemptions’ or ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’] listed below.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.2 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2025. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.


Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in 2026.

PDFs and other documents

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

This statement was prepared on 11th March 2024. It was last reviewed on 11th March 2024

This website was last tested on 11th March 2024 against the WCAG [2.1 or 2.2] AA standard.

The test was carried out by Frank design]. The most viewed pages were tested using automated testing tools by our website team. A further audit of the website was carried out to the WCAG 2.2 AA standard.

Where can you get help?

If you think your child is having trouble with communicating and talking to you, discuss your concerns with a professional such as a health visitor, GP, nursery/school teacher who can provide advice and consider whether they may require a referral to a speech and language therapist or GP.