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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – please contact IBGRL before referring samples from suspected/confirmed positive patients.

Sample(s) and request form(s) must be labelled as HIGH RISK and comply with UN3373.

Further information

Accessibility

ibgrl.blood.co.uk is run by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). It is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users.

The text should be clear and simple to understand.

You should be able to:

  • zoom in without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

What we're doing to improve accessibility

Parts of this website may not yet be fully accessible. We are currently undertaking an audit in order to determine the level of compliance. This will be completed by September 2020. Any content identified as being inaccessible, will then be addressed. 

Much of the content does not need to comply with the accessibility requirement until September 2020, because it was published before September 2018. However, we aim to continuously review throughout the year.

We are committed to making our websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is currently partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format please get in touch and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need (for example: audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF)

Report accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, please contact us and let us know, so that we can put it right.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you are not happy with our response, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Accessibility of NHS Blood and Transplant services

Each NHSBT service has its own accessibility page, with details of how accessible the service is, how to report problems and how to request information in an alternative format. You can access these pages from the footer of each website.

How we tested this website

This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA.

We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28 May 2020. It was last updated on 28 May 2020.