We are continually working to make this website accessible to all users.
So that we meet the highest standards of access for all, we test, maintain and modify our webpages to meet the government level of accessibility required.
Content and readability
All content on the website is written in plain English so that content is easy to read, in-line with similar principles to gov.uk “simpler, clearer, faster”.
The website is compatible with screen reader software and designed to be compatible with:
- basic operating system screen magnifiers, such as ZoomText magnifier
- speech recognition software
- operating system speech packages
Further help and guidance from AbilityNet
AbilityNet helps people of any age and with any disability to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education.
AbilityNet provides guidance about how to:
- make your mouse easier to use
- use your keyboard instead of a mouse
- talk to your device
- make your device talk to you
- make text larger
- change your colours
- magnify the screen
Making health and social care information accessible
From 31 July 2016, all organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care are legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard.
The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are provided with information that they can easily read or understand with support so they can communicate effectively with health and social care services.