At Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, we are committed to making the content on this web site accessible to all our site users. We always endeavour to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and aim to follow best practices in the world of web.
In addition to the accessibility compliance of this website, there are some settings and options available to you on your computer, which can help you further to enhance your web browsing experience including this website.
Our website has been developed to work well with the following modern browsers:
- Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 onwards
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Safari by Apple
There are a number of settings available within each browser which can help you as a user to customise your browsing experience to an extent, according to your needs. These settings are provided by different browser manufacturers and can vary from each other.
Following are some of the most common options in the modern day browsers, which you can use to configure your browsing experience to better suit your needs:
In most browsers, you can use the provided menus (top) or a combination of shortcut keys on your keyboard to zoom in or zoom out on any website. Zoom in will magnify the website for you regardless of its style and formatting.
Shortcut key combination for this normally is:
Zoom in: CTRL and + keys
Zoom out: CTRL and - keys
Text size increase/decrease
There is also an option to increase/decrease the size of the text displayed on a webpage. This option is also found in most of the modern day browsers.
Contrast, font and more accessibility options
There are further options in the browsers for controlling the level of contrast, styles of fonts and ways to select some rules which can override the website styles and use your own styles. These need to be used carefully and after some testing, you may find the best combination for your personal needs.
Various tools can be used by developers to produce copies of the website in different languages, but the most common, free and easy one to use by site users is Google Translation. Using this service by Google, you can see the translated versions of the whole websites or simply use this service to translate some relevant words from one language to another. Please note this is a service provided by Google and they have the overall control on the number of available languages for translation and any other terms and conditions.
Screen readers and talking browsers
There are a number of options for you as a website user to ‘hear’ the content on a website if in case you have difficulties in reading the information on the pages. Very useful and comprehensive information about the screen readers and talking browsers can be found at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/screenreaders/
Most of the documents on this website are published in a PDF format and you may find it easier to have a PDF Reader (free software) installed on your computer. The PDF Reader software will ensure you are able to open these PDF documents and read through them and it will also enable to save/print them for later use.
A free version of Adobe PDF Reader can be downloaded and installed from the manufacturer’s website - http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
You may find that some documents on this website are not in the PDF format and these could be in Microsoft Word/Excel format. If you don't have the correct software installed for viewing these documents, you may look into some free third party tools available online. If you think you are having any issues with any of these documents, please contact us and we will endeavour to help you in sorting this out for you. (contact details on the right)
If you have any further questions in relation to accessibility on this website, you can contact the Trust’s Communications team via the contact details on the right.
For more comprehensive and user-friendly information about web accessibility, we recommend you visit the BBC's my web my way website.