Website Accessibility

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We actively work to ensure that our website is accessible and usable by people of all abilities.

Accessibility guidelines

All pages of this website aim to conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines also makes web content more user friendly for all people.

Web standards and technologies

This website has been built to comply with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. These technologies are relied upon throughout the site. The site displays correctly in all popular browsers, and degrades gracefully in older browsers. You appear to using the Unknown 0.0 browser running on Unknown.

This website uses JavaScript. This technology is not relied upon and the website works perfectly well without it. Where JavaScript has been used, it meets the same high levels of accessibility as the rest of the site.

Viewing as 'Text Only'

To view all of the pages as text only, click on the link 'Text only' shown at the top of every page. This will present all pages without images, in highly visible text.
Please note: To return to normal viewing of pages you must select the link 'Graphic version of this page' shown at the top left of any page.

Increasing the font size

To increase the font size, click the required link ('Small' 'Medium' or 'Large') shown at the top of every page. Alternatively, you can do this in your browser:

  • Internet Explorer: choose the drop down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked 'View'. A list of options will appear in the drop down menu - choose 'Text Size' and select your preference
  • Firefox: choose the drop down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked 'View'. A list of options will appear in the drop down menu - choose 'Zoom' and then 'Zoom In'

Access Keys

  • 1 = Contact Us
  • 2 = Useful Links
  • 3 = Text only
  • A = Home
  • B = Our Services
  • C = Getting Involved
  • E = Managing Your Health
  • F = GPs and Other Referrers
  • G = About the Trust / Membership
  • H = Working For Us
  • I = Your Feedback

These keys can be used as detailed below.

For the PC

Internet Explorer 6+

Hold down the ALT key and press the access key, release both then press ENTER.

Firefox

Hold down the ALT & Shift keys and press the access key.

Google Chrome

Hold down the ALT key and press the access key.

For the Apple Mac

Safari

Hold down the CTRL key and press the access key, alternativly Hold down CTRL + ALT and press the access key.

Interent Explorer 6+

Hold down the CTRL key and press the access key.

Firefox

Hold down the CTRL key and press the access key.

Google Chrome

Hold down the ALT key and press the access key.

Contact information

We are continually working to maintain the accessibility of this website. If you experience any problem accessing the site then please contact us.