About accessibility

This page explains how we ensure the NHS website is usable and accessible to all users.

It only applies to this NHS website.

It does not cover:

  • other government and agency websites
  • any other site that we link to from this website

Help with accessibility

You can read this guide from AbilityNet on how to adjust your computer and browser according to your needs, such as for sight or hearing problems.

It covers how to make the text larger in different browsers, change your keyboard or mouse settings, or increase colour contrast.

AbilityNet is a national charity that helps disabled adults and children to use computers and the internet.

Assistive software

The NHS website is compatible with most standard assistive software, including the screen readers NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and JAWS.

Printing webpages in your browser

If text appears too small when you print a page, you can adjust the settings to a size that suits you.

Here's how it's done in the most common web browsers:

Internet Explorer

If using Internet Explorer, go to Print Preview in the File menu and alter the page Scale.

Chrome

Chrome doesn't give sizing options within the print options, so use your computer's Print Preferences.

Safari

Before going to print, increase the webpage font by using Ctrl++ or by going to Menu, View, and Zoom in. The printed page will be printed at the new font size.

Firefox

If using Mozilla Firefox, go to Print Preview in the File menu and alter the page scale to the preferred font size.

Opera

Before going to print, increase the webpage font by using Ctrl++ or by going to Menu, Page, and Zoom. The printed page will be printed at the new font size.

Page last reviewed: 15/08/2018
Next review due: 15/08/2021