We want to make sure that no one faces motor neurone disease (MND) alone and that anyone living with and affected by MND can access the help and support they need. That's why we're committed to making our website accessible for all our visitors.
Accessibility Statement for the MND Association website
This is an accessibility statement from the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The MND Association website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 Level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
Additional accessibility considerations
Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have designed the site with people with MND in mind. Certain adaptations have been made to address some of the challenges faced by people with MND, including motor skills issues which means they may need to use certain equipment to be able to use web pages, such as Eyegaze equipment.
Help for Eyegaze users
Using the drop-down menu navigation
The main navigation uses a drop-down option. You can either go directly to the section (e.g. Support and information) by using a mouse click control. This will then show you further content within that section.
If you use the drop-down menu, move between the menu items and mouse click to select the option. The left-hand options are clickable and will reveal additional menu options on the right.
Using the main menu to visit "hub" pages
As mentioned above, you can directly select one of the options from the main menu (e.g. Support and information). To do this, you should use a mouse click control. Selecting an item will take you to a hub page. From here, you can select where to go from the main panels or links shown on the page.
You can also move back to previous pages using the links in the grey section at the top of each page. This is called a 'breadcrumb trail' and will show where you are within the site.
About this accessibility statement
We last reviewed this statement on 9 May 2023.
The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) will be carrying out testing on six webpages representative of our content and functionality in April 2023. We will be updating this statement with our non-compliances following this review.
We’re always looking for ways to improve our website and welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the MND Association website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers or if you want to get involved in testing by: