Accessibility

This website is managed by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, and we are committed to providing our online services to all sections of the public.

Our website has been designed with accessibility in mind. It follows the accessibility guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

We are committed to making our website as accessible as possible and aim to meet Level AA of the W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines . If you experience any kind of problem or have any feedback about it please e-mail internalcomms@belfasttrust.hscni.net

We have provided web accessibility information for key areas of our website:


Browsealoud

This website is Browsealoud enabled.

Browsealoud is a speech enabling program that makes web content more accessible to anyone with difficulties reading. Simply by pointing your mouse at an area of text, a menu or a hyperlink, Browsealoud will read it out loud.
This is a free service and you can download the software at browsealoud.com


Alternative text

As standard we only use Alt text where an image conveys essential information for the meaning of the page - for example a diagram about how to do something. Where an image is purely decorative we don't add alt text as this is superfluous information, and extra 'noise' that someone using a screenreader will have to get through before reaching the essential information on a page. Any images which don't have alt text have an empty alt tag which is indicated using "".


Links

We strive to ensure that all text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.


 

PDFs

We try to tag as many of our PDFs as possible, allowing them to be read by speech browsers.

If requested, we can provide documents in other formats including Braille, DAISY, audio and large print. If you would like a document in an alternative format, please contact us:

Email: internalcomms@belfasttrust.hscni.net
Telephone: 028 9504 6759


Text size

The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.
You can resize the text by using the Text resize tool in the top right of each webpage. It looks like this: A A A

It is also possible to resize text on your computer or in your browser. The BBC website provides advice on How to make your text larger


Mapping

This website strives to meet the needs of computer users with visual impairment or other conditions that affect how they access our site.

Due to the graphic nature of the maps on this site, we cannot yet present it in an accessible format. We apologise for this, and are working towards finding a better solution.

If you would like assistance with locating a facility, please contact them using the telephone or address details supplied.