Accessibility

SWBH NHS Trust is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability, including disabled people, people with visual impairments and those with motor deficiencies and cognitive disabilities.

This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at the AA standard. These guidelines provide advice on making websites more user friendly for everyone.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS and displays correctly in current browsers. By using standards-compliant HTML/CSS code, any future browsers will also display it correctly.

If you have trouble viewing this website, would like to provide feedback on this site’s accessibility or would like to know more about our accessibility standards please contact:

Communications Department
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,
Trinity House,
Sandwell Hospital,
Lyndon, West Bromwich.
B71 4HJ

Tel: +44 (0)121 507 5303
Email: swbh.comms@nhs.net

DisabledGo

DisabledGo is an access hub that gives you information on areas across the Trust, such as opening times, accessible toilets and shop/restaurant locations, lift access, and anything else you might need for a visit to one of our hospital sites.

Click the icon below to access our DisabledGo information:

Disabled go

Google Translator 

We implement a Google translator on all our websites to ensure information can be readily translated into a range of languages.

The translation has been performed by an online automated translation service and as a result may contain errors. Please use the translation as a rough guide only. SWBH NHS Trust does not accept no liability for the accuracy of translations on this site or reliance upon information contained in those translations.

If you would like the translation of site content in a language which is not available, please do get in touch at komal.keshavala@nhs.net so we can arrange this for you.

Listen to this Site

This website is now speech-enabled, which means that you can download free software onto your personal computer and have the site read aloud to you.

The free software is called BrowseAloud, and is used on over 7,000+ websites in the UK and USA.

Listen to this website with BrowseAloud
Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free.

What is BrowseAloud?
BrowseAloud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.

Other features include:

  • Dual-Colour Highlighting
  • Text Magnification
  • Talking Dictionary
  • Talking Translator
  • MP3 Maker
  • Screen Masking

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.

Who BrowseAloud Helps?
BrowseAloud helps any website visitor who requires online reading support or simply wishes to listen to the information on this website instead of reading it. BrowseAloud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

Why speech enable our website?
Speech enabling our website provides an additional way of accessing our content for people who find it hard to read. This includes those with dyslexia or learning difficulties, those for whom English is not their first language, or anyone with a mild visual impairment. It is not designed to replace other screen readers.

For further help and assistance with the BrowseAloud product take a look at the BrowseAloud FAQs on their website.

Downloading BrowseAloud
Click on the image below and you will be taken to an external site where you will find full instructions to carry out the download and installation. A BrowseAloud icon will be placed in your system tray which is at the bottom right of your browser.

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