The website has reached AAA standard in line with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 .  We have added a voice over function to help those with sight impairments to access the content of our website, as well as the ability to translate our site into 100 languages, 40 of these supported by the voice over function.

We do this through Browsealoud (the little headphones icon with a 'b' that is on every page).  For more information on the Browsealoud options, more information is available on the TextHelp site - 

Although efforts to cover as wide a range of issues are made, we understand that we are not able to address the needs of people with all types, degrees, and combinations of disability.  Please do get in touch if you have any difficulties by emailing us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope that you're enjoying using this website and are not experiencing any problems. However, if you do have difficulty viewing the site, there are some things you can do to make it easier. You can change the settings of your browser to better suit your needs.

How to make changes

NHS Choices, the national NHS Website have worked in partnership with AbilityNet, a national charity that helps disabled adults and children to use computers and the internet.

Their 'Help with accessibility guide' provides comprehensive, step-by-step instructions on how to adjust your computer and browser according to your needs, such as for sight or hearing problems.

This includes information such as how to make the text larger in different browsers, change your keyboard or mouse settings, or increase colour contrast.