Accessibility

This page describes the steps we have taken to make this website accessible to all of our visitors.

NHS Health Scotland is committed to producing websites and web resources that can be accessed by all of our visitors. This website has an ‘A’ WAI rating with passes for many ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ criteria.

We are always keen to hear about ways we can improve the services we provide. If you are having any difficulties using this website, please contact the Webmaster – nhs.healthscotland-webmaster@nhs.net

Quick links:

Access keys

Access Keys provide alternative navigation without using a mouse. This site uses the following Access Keys:

  • M: skip to the Main Menu links
  • C: skip to the Page Content
  • 1: go to the Home Page
  • 2: go to the Site Map
  • 3: go to this Accessibility page

In Macintosh Internet Explorer and Netscape 6 and 7, use the View > Text Zoom menu.

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)

Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER.

Internet Explorer 4 (PC)

Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.

Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)

Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key.

Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)

Access keys are not supported.

Firefox, Mozilla (PC)

Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.

Firefox, Mozilla (Mac)

Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key.

Safari and Omniweb (Mac)

Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key.

Opera

Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the access key.

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Portable Document Format (PDF)

This site uses PDF files. To view PDF files, you will need to download and install a PDF reader. The Adobe website offers:

Accessibility options and help for your web browser

Many web browsers have accessibility features, which help you use the web in the way that best suits you. We recommend you select the browser which best suits your needs, and these links give you some helpful guidance whether you want to best configure your web browser or download a more suitable one.

Note that there are many different web browsers available, and many versions of each of them, so it would be impractical for us to list them all here. We have chosen the most popular as a guide that you may find useful.

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Accessibility options and help for your computer

To configure your operating system to tailor its accessibility features to your needs you may find these websites useful:

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