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To help us identify user accessibility issues, and to further improve our website's accessibility, we commissioned an independent accessibility audit of content on 14 September 2020. We are working to address the issues that this report has highlighted.
If you encounter any accessibility issues with this website, please let us know at email@example.com. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of third party websites, documents and multimedia content that we may link to.
We use Browsealoud >, a piece of software that adds speech and reading to websites to help people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, and those with mild visual impairments.
Click on the Browsealoud icon to reveal the browsealoud toolbar (top right on a desktop, bottom right on a mobile phone).
Starts reading the page out loud
Starts reading the selected text or reads from the top of the page
Provides written and spoken translations in multiple languages
Converts selected text into an MP3
Blocks distractions on screen with tinted mask
Enlarges text and reads it out loud
Removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the text
Customises options to suit individual needs or preferences
Shows a simple help page that explains what the browsealoud toolbar does
How do you change the font size used on the website?
You can visit AbilityNet, their website explains to users how to make text larger on your computer >.
How do you change the font colours used on the website?
You can change your contrast colours using the buttons at the top of this website on a desktop or laptop.
Alternatively, to ignore font and background colours in Internet Explorer on a PC, choose Internet options from the Tools menu at the top of the window. On the general tab of the window that appears, click the Accessibility button. This takes you to a menu where you can choose to ignore the way the page is formatted. To set your colour and font preferences, return to the Internet options menu and use the Colours and Fonts buttons.
*We are aware that we have a small number of text links on our website that are meaningless when read out of context. We are working to rectify this issue.
How do I navigate the site without a keyboard?
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 try to make sure that PDF documents are as accessible as possible. If you are having problems accessing a particular document, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We are aware that a number of our Patient Information leaflets are currently unreadable with Browsealoud (screen reader). We are working to rectify this issue.
Is there anything I can do to make PDF documents more accessible?
Useful information about services to make Acrobat documents more accessible is provided on Adobe’s website.
Further information can be found on Adobe pages on accessibility.
What formats are downloadable documents provided in?
Downloadable documents on the UHDB Trust site are provided in a variety of formats. The most common are PDF, Word and Excel. If you require a document in an alternative format, please contact us at email@example.com.
What if I don’t have the software to open the document?
Most computers already have the software to open these document formats. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader (for reading PDFs), it is available from the Adobe site.
If you have a PC, right-click on the link to the document. If you use a Macintosh, hold down the mouse button over the link. In both cases, a popup menu will then appear. Scroll down the menu and click on ‘Save target as’. You will then be asked to choose a folder on your computer where you can save the document.
Some browsers such as Firefox and Chrome automatically download documents to your computer when you open them.
Our videos should be accompanied by closed captions. If you are interested in one that is not, please get in touch and let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We are aware that a small number of our videos do not currently have sub titled captions. We are working to rectify this issue.