Our website and our services are designed to offer the best accessibility for patients and ensure we’re in line with best practice industry standards.

Please see below for information on how to access assistance and information based on your needs.

Website accessibility

The Circle MSK website is built to accessibility standards to make sure it works well with assistive software. This means the codebase that powers the website has been written in such a way that it works alongside technologies like read-aloud software and meets the needs of people with dyslexia.

We use industry standard accessibility guidelines, which include meaningful alt-tags on images, sufficient contrast between text and backgrounds, title elements and good naming conventions on labels and buttons. For a full list of how we strive to be compliant, see Google’s guidelines here.

Do you need patient information in braille, audiotape, large print or another language?

We provide a comprehensive service to make sure patient literature is available to all.

To request alternative formats, please telephone 01234 639 089 or

Email:

Do you need to make on-screen text bigger?

These are for the browser versions listed, but they may also work with other versions of the same browser.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0

  1. Open the browser
  2. Choose View option
  3. Select Text Size from options list
  4. From next options list select Small, Medium, Large or Largest to set text to size you want

Mozilla Firefox 8.0+

  1. Open the browser
  2. To make text bigger, press Ctrl button on keyboard and press + (plus) key
  3. To make text smaller press Ctrl on keyboard and – (minus) key

Google Chrome 15.0+

  1. Open the browser
  2. To make text larger press Ctrl++
  3. To make text smaller press Ctrl —
  4. To return text to normal size press Ctrl + 0

Opera 9.0+

  1. Open the browser
  2. To make text larger press Ctrl++ (you may need to press the Shift key)
  3. To make text smaller press Ctrl — (you may need to press the Shift key

You can also try pressing Alt + V to bring up the view menu. You can then press Z to access the zoom options, using up and down arrow keys and the Enter key to choose.

Apple Safari 4.0+

  1. Open the browser
  2. To make text larger, hold down Apple Key and press + (plus) key
  3. To make text smaller, hold down Apple Key and press – (minus) key

Do you need further help?

If you need more help understanding your web browser, or you’ve realised your browser isn’t listed above, try visiting an online guide provided by the BBC on online accessibility called My Web My way.

Below are some links to external websites, recommended by the NHS for supporting accessibility: