WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

We continually try to make this website usable by as many people as possible and follow WCAG 2.1AA guidelines.

 

Text Sizing and Line Height

All page text fonts are a minimum of 16pt and minimum line height (line spacing) is at least 1.5 times the font size.

In addition, text size on this website can be adjusted on most browsers by pressing Ctrl and + to enlarge or Ctrl and - to reduce.

 

Colour Contrast

We have ensured that all text meets WCAG 2.1AA guidelines for text contrast ratio requirements. This includes text shown in the heading, in navigation menus and in the main page area. Buttons and icons are also checked. As with all content managed websites it is possible that added images, and in some cases pasted text, could contain font colours that fail to meet these requirements. Websites are reviewed periodically by the site developers to ensure accessibility is adjusted and requirements are met.

It is also possible there may be some practice branding which could include logos, headings and buttons which are not within the WCAG 2.1AA contrast guidelines. We are happy to discuss such issues or alternatively there are many ways of altering the page contrast via your web browser. A search for 'browser change colour contrast' will reveal many websites offering advice. Alternatively, to change or invert the colour scheme, to make website pages easier to read, we recommend installing the Chrome extension High Contrast and use with Google Chrome:

To install High Contrast open your Google Chrome browser then visit the download website here, then click the Add to Chrome button, then click the Add Extension button.

Once installed, click the speaker icon, , next to the search bar, in the top right of the browser window and select the preferred colour scheme. To set, click the Set as default scheme button. The colour scheme can be disabled by pressing Shift+F11 or via the extension.

 

Text Alternatives

For website Text-to-Speech we recommend installing the Chrome extension Select and Speak and use with Google Chrome:

To install Select and Speak open your Google Chrome browser then visit the download website here, then click the Add to Chrome button, then click the Add Extension button.

Once installed, highlight the text you would like to hear, then click the speaker icon, , next to the search bar, in the top right of the browser window.

Please ensure you have a speaker connected and the sound is on and turned up. Alternatively you could use earphones or headphones.

 

Keyboard Support

This website can be navigated by using a keyboard. The [Tab] key moves from the current position at one element at a time. Within the drop-down menu the following keys apply:

  • [Tab] to move sequentially through the drop-down menu
  • [Enter] to open or close a drop-down menu
  • [Up Arrow] or [Down Arrow] to move to the previous or next option in view
  • [Esc] to close the drop-down menu
  • [Home] to select first drop-down link
  • [End] to select last drop-down link

This facility currently works with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Opera. Mac users can use Chrome as an alternative. We hope to include more browsers in due course and apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Taking things further

If you find any problems which aren't listed on this page, or think that we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations then please write to the Practice Manager at the address in the heading. Details will then be passed on to the website developers for their attention.

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