Accessibility

 

Accessibility

The Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is committed to making the information and resources on this web site accessible to all users. We always aim to be standards compliant and follow good practices for web usability.

It is possible to make our web site accessible by using techniques to help users make the most of assistive and adaptive technologies.

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust endeavours to meet all of priority 1, and majority of priority 2 W3C Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

We continuously thrive to improve our accessibility, so if you have any difficulty and require further help, or if you have some comments. Please contact the NGH ICT Service Desk itservicedesk@ngh.nhs.uk.


Customising your Browser

We recommend you use the most updated browser. If this site isn't displaying correctly, please visit www.browsehappy.com site to update your browser.


How to Change the Settings in your Browser

Although every bit of care has been taken to make the site as accessible as possible there are things you are able to change within your browser settings to enable you to have a pleasant experience exploring our web site.
If you require the site to be in a text only format or want the text to appear larger, you can do so with your Internet Browser Settings.

 

Text size and colour

Changing fonts can be beneficial if you have low vision, and need larger fonts or high contrast colours. You can change the font size, style and colour, and choose an alternative colour for links. You can also change background and foreground colours.

 

Changing fonts in Internet Explorer

  • If you are using Internet Explorer on a PC, select the View menu at the top of your window
  • To change font size, scroll down and select the Text size option
  • Alternatively, if you have a wheel mouse, hold down the CTRL key and use the wheel to interactively scale the font size
  • To ignore font and background colours choose the 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
  • Then return to the Internet options menu, and use the Colours and Fonts buttons to set your preferences

 

Changing fonts in Firefox

  • Click on 'View' on the menubar
  • Then select 'Zoom'
  • Select 'Zoom In' or 'Zoom Out'
  • Alternatively, if you have a wheel mouse, hold down the CTRL key and use the wheel to interactively scale the font size
  • Keyboard shortcuts of CTRL plus - and CTRL plus + are also available
  • To change the font style, size or colour, choose 'Tools', 'Options' and then the 'Content' tab

 

Changing fonts in Chrome

  • From the browser, select Preferences from the Edit menu at the top of the window
  • Click on Web content and uncheck the Show style sheets option
  • Return to the list of preferences and choose Web browser
  • Click on Language/Fonts and choose the size you need

 

Keyboard navigation

Arrow keys can be used 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.

 

Downloading electronic formats

Downloadable documents on this site are provided in a variety of formats. The most common are PDF, Word and Excel.

Some documents on our site are in PDF (Portable Document Format) these are by the majority viewed with the popular Adobe Reader. Alternatively, the latest version of Google Chrome has its’ own built in PDF reader.

The Adobe Reader software is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe web site.

 

PDF accessibility

Useful information about services to make Acrobat documents more accessible is provided on Adobe's website.

 

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. 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.

Assistive technologies such as screen readers may have their own specific way to save documents, please refer to your preferred software's Help section. 

 
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