This accessibility statement applies to https://sds.hsl.gov.uk/ the domain used for online musculoskeletal disorder assessment tools (MAC, ART and RAPP). The website is run by Snap Surveys Ltd on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Using the online musculoskeletal disorders assessment tool website
We want as many people as possible to be able to use these online assessments. We've summarised the main points below.
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 175% without the text spilling off the screen (standard version)
- zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen (accessible version version)
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability:
- make your mouse easier to use
- use your keyboard instead of a mouse
- talk to your device
- make your device talk to you
- make text larger
- change your colours
- magnify the screen
How accessible the online tools are
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
We know that some parts of the website assessments aren't fully accessible:
- Some forms may be not be fully accessible to adaptive equipment
- Pages are not responsive and may not reflow successfully on some devices
- Some text may be presented as images
What to do if you can't access parts of this website
We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact us.
How we tested this website
This website has been tested using manual accessibility tests that have been completed by Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC). The test was run against the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1. Test failures were reported to our development team and the issues are worked through on a priority basis.
The DAC team employ two differing testing processes. The first is a manual technical audit using automated tools and the second a dedicated team of user testers with differing disabilities test using a range of adaptive technologies. The last manual test took place on 25th March 2021.
Technical information about the musculoskeletal disorder assessment tools (MAC, ART and RAPP) website's accessibility
Snap is committed to making the musculoskeletal disorder assessment tools (MAC, ART and RAPP) fully accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
- There is a selectable chart (image map) which is not accessible to multiple user groups.
- There are form controls which do not give users enough information to complete the task.
- The page content is not responsive and cannot be viewed as a single column which may impact users with limited vision.
- There are images which contain text which may not be accessible to all users.
What we're doing to improve accessibility
This statement was prepared on 30 June 2021. And will be reviewed every 6 months. We are working to resolve all identified accessibility issues which are within our control and will release them as soon as solutions are available.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).