NHS Oldham CCG

Accessibility

At NHS Oldham we are committed to making our web site as accessible as possible to users with disabilities, including users who may be blind or partially sighted.

We are continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of our content but if you are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page, please contact us for assistance.

Changing the size of the text on the screen

To resize the size of text displayed on this site use your browser's Text Size or Zoom feature.

Internet Explorer

Zoom

Internet Explorer version 7 and above have a Zoom feature which allows you to increase or decrease the size of the content displayed on a page.

To use the Zoom open the following menu options: View > Zoom

Internet Explorer zoom menu

From the Zoom menu you can select to Zoom In (increase size) or Zoom Out (decrease size), or select from the list of specified sizes. Selecting 100% will return the size back to the default setting.

Text Size

Internet Explorer version 6 and above have a Text Size feature which allows you to increase or decrease the size of just the text. Some text may not resize if it has a fixed size or if it has been rendered as part of an image.

To use the Text Size open the following menu options: View > Text Size

From the Text Size menu select one of the available size options. Selecting Medium will return the size back to the default setting.

Firefox

Firefox has a Zoom feature which allows you to increase or decrease the size of the content displayed on a page.

To use the Zoom open the following menu options: View > Zoom

From the Zoom menu you can select to Zoom In (increase size) or Zoom Out (decrease size). Selecting Reset will return the size back to the default setting.

Other Browsers

Most web browsers will have the facility to Zoom or adjust the Text Size, if you are using a different browser than those listed above please refer to your browser's help files or use a search engine to find out how to adjust the text size.

Alternative text

All images on this site are accompanied by alternative text which, where appropriate, identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off. Images are used primarily for aesthetic reasons and no crucial content is lost if images are disabled.

Links

All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context. They also include ‘title’ attributes explaining where the link takes you - these appear when a mouse hovers over the link.

All links to external web sites open in a new window. As this may pose problems for some assistive technology, the ‘title’ text also specifies that clicking the link will cause a new window to open.

Because the navigation box of links appears higher up in the page's code than the main content, a ‘skip links’ facility as been built in, to take you straight to the main content of the page using access key ‘s’

Access keys

We have NOT applied the UK Government Access Keys Standard to this site as we understand that this approach is not liked by people using assistive technology and will soon be removed from international guidelines.