This website has been created following NHS England guidelines on accessibility, branding and identity. We’re working to make www.ourishealth.com as accessible and usable as possible for every user, and in accordance and compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
You can view the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 here
Compatibility with tools
Our website www.ourishealth.com should be compatible with current versions of assistive software including
basic operating system screen magnifiers
operating system speech packages
Downloadable documents are most commonly published in PDF format and Word. Our PDFs are formatted in line with the most recent requirements.
Most computers already have the software to open these document formats. If you cannot open PDF documents, download Acrobat Reader.
Saving documents to your computer
If you have a PC, right-click on the link to the document. If you use an Apple Mac, hold down the mouse button over the link. In both cases, a popup menu will then appear. From the menu click on 'Save target as'. You will then be asked to choose a folder on your computer into which you can save the document.
Documents in a different format or language
If you have a learning disability or need any of the documents on this website in a different format or language, contact the team and we will send them to you.
Changing the text size
You can do this through your browser settings. See the links below for help.
- Changing font size in Firefox
- Changing font size in Internet Explorer in IE 7 and 8
- Changing font size in Chrome
- Changing font size in Safari OS X
- Changing font size in Android
General browser accessibility
You can change your browser or computer settings to improve accessibility in general when you are viewing websites:
- Microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/default.aspx
- MAC - http://www.apple.com/accessibility/
- Linux - http://larswiki.atrc.utoronto.ca/wiki
What we do to help you
- The design of the website is consistent to help you find your way around. Every page has a top level drop down menu and search function to help you see where you are in relation to the homepage
- All of our images contain alternative text (alt text), for people using screen readers or text only browsers
- We make sure that our links make sense out of context. This is important for screen readers for example, where links can be displayed as a list
- We use headers and bullet points to help you to scan the information on the pages
- We try to make sure that all our information is easy to read.
You can find guidance from the BBC about:
- making your mouse easier to use
- using your keyboard to control your mouse
- alternatives to a keyboard and mouse
- increasing the size of the text in your web browser
- changing text and background colours
- how to magnify your screen
- screen readers and talking browsers
Further help and feedback
Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) have any difficulty or queries when using our website. We will be happy to help you and will use our communication with you to further improve accessibility of the site.
Accessibility on the site is reviewed annually. The next review will be March 2022