About accessibility and services for people with disabilities

This page provides information about the accessibility of the Canterbury Health Laboratories website, it also provides information about health services associated with accessibility and disability.

What is an accessible website?

An accessible website is one that accommodates a full range of people, removing barriers so that a website can be used by anyone, regardless of disability.

This website aims to achieve and maintain very good website accessibility, delivering as many WAI Level AA and AAA guidelines as achievable.

In February 2021 this website passed a WCAG 2 AA and WCAG 2 AAA check using the website accessibility testing tool Although compliance with WCAG guidelines is not the only indicator of website accessibility, it does confirm that this website has a good basic level of accessibility and has been built in a professional and considerate way.

Due to the complexity and ever-changing nature of accessibility compliance, it is necessary to note that it is very challenging to consistently maintain 100% compliance with all recognised accessibility best practices. However, as part of our commitment to meet the objectives of the Canterbury DHB Disability Action Plan we do plan to continuously improve the accessibility of our website so that Canterbury health services are accessible to all people.

Help to use websites 

You can use your browser and operating system settings to change how you view websites that you visit. For advice, we recommend visiting the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s page on this topic.