This accessibility statement applies to the Stoke-on-Trent Community Drugs and Alcohol Service website.
The CDAS Partnership (comprising We Are With You, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust, and BAC O’Connor), is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- 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 (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.
How accessible this website is
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):
(a) non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Navigation menu does not have appropriate keyboard support
Expandable drop-down menus in the main navigation do not behave as expected when navigating using a keyboard, failing WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A). Pressing the Return key first opens a submenu, but then opens a new link when pressed again, confusing the keyboard behaviour of two interaction patterns.
Currently keyboard users need to press the esc key to close the sub menu, rather than the return key.
(b) the content is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
We use Google Maps to present interactive maps in the footer of all pages of the website to show our location. We know that these maps are not accessible to some people. We don’t currently have a plan in place to change our maps as they are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
As an alternative to the map, our full address is also provided in the footer of all pages. If you cannot access the map, you can also email us for directions or use the contact information provided below to get in touch.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are continuing to test the website to identify non-accessible content, and working with our website provider to improve accessibility.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 11 May 2021.
This website was last tested on 3 July 2023. The test was carried out by Digital As It Should Be using a sample of 5 commonly used pages from the website.
- a variety of issues using automated accessibility testing tools (Deque’s axe DevTools and WebAIM’s WAVE)
- interactive elements are accessible by keyboard
- page titles and headings were descriptive and in semantic order
- link text is meaningful
- alternative text on images is meaningful
- form fields are appropriately labelled
The statement was last reviewed on 3 July 2023.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- call us on 01782 283113
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, email us on
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: email@example.com
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).s