Accessibility of our website

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, regardless of age or disability. Our site is developed to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 Level AA

This website is run by West Sussex Mind. We have built our website to be accessible with common assistive technologies and different ways of using websites. This means that you can use your device or browser controls to:

  • increase the font size or zoom in on content
  • 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
  • access other media content such as images and videos through captions or transcripts for videos.

Customising your computer will enable you to do this.

There are free guides available from leading accessibility charity AbilityNet which help you customise your computer to make it easier to use: Simple 'how to' guides to make your device easier to use | My Computer My Way ( This includes guidance on accessing the wide range of accessibility and personalisation tools that are built into computers, tablets and mobile phones. If you customise your computer, this will help you adapt your technology to make it easier to use all websites, not just West Sussex Mind's site.

In line with AbilityNet’s approach and best practice, we do not provide built-in accessibility tools as we think it is more important to support everyone’s personal device settings and assistive technologies.

How accessible is our website?

We have done our best to maximise the accessibility of our site but we are aware of some limitations. Some potential issues are:

  • embedded videos can sometimes be difficult to use with assistive technology
  • PDFs and other documents are not always accessible.
  • we do not provide audio descriptions for videos
  • we aim to provide captions for our videos.

If you come across any content on our website that you cannot access, please contact us at and we will do our best to provide you with an alternative that is accessible to you.

Your information on any accessibility challenges will help us improve the website for all users.

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