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Equality Impact Assessment - Initial Screening

  1. Briefly describe the aims, objectives and purpose of the policy
    Provision of a public website interface for communicating information and services in a format that achieves maximum usability and accessibility.
  2. Are there any associated objectives of the policy? Please explain.
    No.
  3. Who is intended to benefit from the policy and in what way?
    Members of the general public (especially those living in Hampshire), staff and all other stakeholders.
  4. What outcomes are wanted from this policy?
    The provision of relevant, up-to-date information and services on the website that are easy to use and accessible.
  5. What factors/forces could contribute/detract from the outcomes?
    Poorly organised, out-of-date or unreliable information and services; Poor use of imagery that doesn't naturally reflect the makeup of the communities we serve; Information and services that are inaccessible; Misunderstanding of the user requirement; Insufficient staff training; Insufficient budget.
  6. Who are the main stakeholders in relation to the policy?
    Members of the public, especially those living in Hampshire; Staff; Suppliers; Government departments; Partner organisations; Community group representatives; External and internal auditors; Members of HFRA.
  7. Who implements the policy and who is responsible for the policy?
    Information Services Manager.
  8. Are there concerns that the policy could have differential impact on racial groups? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    Yes. English may not be the first language for some users, therefore the policy includes options for translation of pages into other languages on request. Imagery policy aims to reflect the diversity of the community we serve.
  9. Are there concerns that the policy could have differential impact due to gender? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    Yes. Stereotype gender images and text are avoided.
  10. Are there concerns that the policy could have a differential impact due to disability? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    Yes. The policy includes guidance on accessibility to ensure that the website meets nationally recognised accessibility standards.
  11. Are there concerns that the policy could have a differential impact due to sexual orientation? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    No.
  12. Are there concerns that the policy could have a differential impact due to age? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    No.
  13. Are there concerns that the policy could have a differential impact due to religious belief? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    No.
  14. Are there concerns that the policy could have a differential impact due to dependency/caring responsibilities? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    No.
  15. Are there concerns that the policy could have a differential impact due to transgender of transexuality? What existing evidence (either presumed or otherwise) do you have for this?
    No.
  16. Could the differential impact identified in 8 to 15 amount to there being the potential for adverse impact on this policy?
    No.
  17. Can this adverse impact be justified on the grounds of promoting equality of opportunity for one group? Or any other reason.
    Not applicable.
  18. Should the policy proceed to a partial impact assessment?
    No.
  19. If yes, is there enough evidence to proceed to a full EIA?
    Not applicable.
  20. Date on which partial or full impact assessment to be completed by.
    Not applicable.

Signatories: Neil Moore (Completing Officer) and David Howells (Lead Officer)