Accessibility

For any Patients with accessibility restrictions, you may wish to view the text on our site in a larger font , they may do this by pressing the following button combinations on their keyboard:

  • On PC (personal computer), use ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ to zoom in, and ‘Ctrl’ and ‘-’ to zoom out. You can return the font to its default size by pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘0’.
  • On Mac (apple device), use ‘Cmd’ and ‘+’ to zoom in and ‘Cmd’ and ‘-’ to zoom out. ‘Cmd’ and ‘0’ resets the font to its normal size.
     

Some computer systems may enable users to magnify the screen if increasing the font size does not help. Users can do this by:

  • On Windows 8 and 10, selecting ‘Settings’ from the Start menu or side menu, then selecting ‘Ease of Access’ > ‘Magnifier’ and switching the magnifier tool on.
  • On Windows 7 and Vista, selecting ‘Control Panel’ from the Start menu, then selecting ‘Ease of Access’ > ‘Ease of Access Center’ and selecting ‘Start Magnifier’.
  • On earlier versions of Windows (XP, 95, 98, 2000 and Me), selecting ‘Programs’ from the Start menu, then ‘Accessories’ > ‘Accessibility’ > ‘Magnifier’. The magnifier will then be switched on, and can be adjusted with the settings box or the up and down arrow keys. Pressing ‘Alt’ ‘Space’ and ‘N’ will minimise the settings box.
  • On Mac OS X, use ‘Finder’ to select ‘Apple’ and choose ‘System Preferences’. Select ‘Seeing’ > ‘Turn on Zoom’. To zoom in, press ‘Alt’ ‘Cmd’ and ‘+’, and to zoom out press ‘Alt’ ‘Cmd’ and ‘-’. The maximum zoom options can be changed in ‘Zoom Options’. Pressing ‘Alt’ ‘Cmd’ and ‘*’ switches magnification off.
     

Users can navigate our site using their keyboard if they are not able to use a mouse. The up and down arrow keys move the page up and down. Pressing the ‘Tab’ key will cycle between links, and pressing ‘Enter’ will select the link. ‘Backspace’ takes the user back to the previous page.