Accessibility Statement

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals is committed to making the information on this website accessible to as many visitors as possible.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This accessibility statement applies to the Trust’s website: www.dbth.nhs.uk


Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, with non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content – non compliance with accessibility regulations

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

WCAG 2.4.2 Page titled: The page title is missing within the settings of the PDF document

WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships: There are tables in the document that do not have correctly marked up headers

WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text content: The document has elements that are missing alternative text

Non-accessible content – the content is not within the scope of the applicable legislation

The accessibility regulations do not require us to ‘fix’ downloads if they were published before 23 September 2018 (if they’re not essential to providing services) as this is not in scope. However, the Trust is working on providing a solution. If there is a document that you need in an accessible format, you can email us to request this information.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement was prepared on 27 September 2023, and it was last reviewed on 17 October 2023, by our Communications team.

The method used to assess the accessibility of this website was conducted by the Gov.UK Government Digital Service and an audit was conducted by the communications department at DBTH.


Feedback and contact information

Accessibility Considerations

If there is anything else we can do to make our website more accessible, please complete this form to let us know

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Alternatively, please email: dbth.comms@nhs.net with the subject title: Accessibility feedback.


Enforcement procedure

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).


Accessibility tips to help you use our website

Alternative languages

To view the website in an alternative language, please select from the list below.

For another, unlisted language, please head to https://translate.google.co.uk/


Zooming in/ Text Magnification

If you are having difficulties reading the text on this or any other website, then your browser will have a number of in-built tools that can help.

Most web browsers offer the functionality to zoom in-and-out of a web page, although the way in which you do this can differ depending on your device.

  • On a Windows browser: You can zoom into a webpage by simultaneously pressing the CTRL and + keys.  To zoom out, press the CTRL and – keys.
  • On a macOS browser: If you are using Safari, then you will need to use the Command and + keys to zoom in, or the Command and – keys to zoom out.
  • Android or IOS: You should be able to use your touch screen by pinching the screen and moving your figures together or apart.
Browser Zooming In Zooming Out
Windows CTRL and + CTRL and –
macOS Command and + Command and –
Android or IOS Pinch screen and move fingers together Pinch screen and move fingers apart

Navigating Without a Mouse

You can navigate our website without having to rely on a mouse. Here are the essential commands you can use:

  • To scroll line by line through the content on the page, you can use the UP and DOWN arrow keys.
  • To scroll greater amounts, you can use PAGE UP/PAGE DOWN keys. You can also use the HOME/END keys to scroll to the top or bottom of the page respectively.
  • To cycle through the menu contents of the website, you can press the TAB key. Once you have landed on the item you want to select, press ENTER
  • Using the keyboard you can also switch between the address bar and the content on the page by pressing F6.

High Contrast Mode

Both Windows and macOS offer a high contrast mode that inverts the colours to make content easier to read. To activate this, follow the instructions below:

  • On a Windows PC: You can enable or disable high contrast mode with the keyboard shortcut – Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen/PRTSCR
  • On a macOS: First select ‘’Apple’’, then go into ‘’System Preferences’’, followed by ‘’Universal Access’’. Then select the “Seeing” pane, at which point you will have the option to reverse the colours to “white on black”.

More Accessibility Options

You can find more accessibility tools and options for Windows on Microsoft’s website here:
here. Meanwhile, you can find the same information for macOS on Apple’s website.

If you have any queries or issues relating to the accessibility of this website, please contact the Communications and Engagement team by emailing dbth.comms@nhs.net or calling 01302 644244.


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