We have done our best to make our web site as accessible as possible. If you have feedback or require information in a different format please contact us at email@example.com and we will to our best to help you and improve our site.
Advice for screen reader users
All pages should have a meaningful heading structure so you should be able to scan the headings (e.g. H key in JAWS or list them) to get an understanding of the page content.
All images have alternative text unless the image is just for decoration in which case we've used empty Alt text to hide it.
Have problems seeing the screen
Find it difficult to use the mouse or keyboard
Need help with language or reading (e.g. dyslexia)
then we recommend that you visit NHS's My Computer My Way which provides help and advice for accessing websites.
We have done our best to make our web site as accessible as possible, and we've done this by adhering sensibly and practically to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C, the web's governing body).
For those not familiar with the WCAG, this is a set of checkpoints designed to ensure that web sites are designed and written properly. For example:
Images have alternative text (so if you can't see the image you can still understand what it contains).
Colour contrast between foreground and background is sufficiently strong.
Text resizes according to user preference.
Headings are correctly used (they're not just ordinary text made to look big and bold).
Links make sense by themselves or use the title attribute to help them make sense.
Visual presentation is defined in 'style sheets' and is not embedded in the pages.
For those familiar with the WCAG 2.0, we've aimed to meet all Level AA success criteria along as many Level AAA success criteria as possible.