Accessibility

We're working towards meeting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) level AA for all pages. Pages are checked for compliance as part of the publishing process.

The following resource will help you modify your own browser and operating system preferences to suit your own needs:

  • Advice from the BBC showing users how to make full use of accessibility settings in browsers and operating systems.

If you encounter any accessibility issues with this website, please let us know at webmaster@uhs.nhs.uk

Text support

Can I change the font size used on the website?

Yes. This may be useful for you if you have low vision and need larger font sizes. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:

Can I view a text only version?

The text-only button at the top of the screen provides you with fast loading pages with text rendered in a high contrast format. This feature also removes formatting as well as any images. 

Need help reading our website?

Our site conforms to web standards for accessibility and is compatible with most standard assistive software, including screen readers.

Do I have to use a mouse to navigate the website?

No. Use your arrow keys to scroll up or down the page. You can use your Tab key to move between links, and press Return or Enter to select one. To go back to the previous page, use the Backspace key.

We don't use access keys. Research suggests that these can sometimes conflict with shortcut keys used by assistive technologies.