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.
The NHS website is compatible with most standard assistive software, including the screen readers NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and JAWS.
We do not recommend viewing the NHS website using Safari's Reader View. Not all the text on our pages is shown when Reader View is activated. Apple, which makes Safari Reader View, has been made aware of this issue.
Find out how to enlarge text for clarity without activating Reader View.
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:
If using Internet Explorer, go to Print Preview in the File menu and alter the page Scale.
Chrome doesn't give sizing options within the print options, so use your computer's Print Preferences.
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.
If using Mozilla Firefox, go to Print Preview in the File menu and alter the page scale to the preferred font size.
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 August 2018
Next review due: 15 August 2021