Website accessibility options

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Website accessibility options

Accessibility Options

We want our website to be easy to use and as accessible as possible for everyone.

BrowseAloud™ - making websites talk 

Adding Browsealoud™ to our website is reflective of our commitment to accessibility and inclusion.  We want to ensure that everyone can access our information online, regardless of ability. Browsealoud™ helps us to achieve this.

BrowseAloud™ can be activated when using Google Chrome.  This allows infomation to be provided in a range of additional ways to provide support with speech, reading and translation, features include:

  • translating text on the webpage into other languages
  • reading the text aloud in the required language and you can download it as an MP3 file
  • highlighting each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page
  • reading images, PDF and Word documents in their original format
  • magnifying text to your chosen font size and font style
  • mask areas of your screen to make it easier to read
  • provide dictionary definitions for words.

Text resizing and page magnification

Some visitors may find it necessary to increase or decrease the size of the text on our website. In the top right corner of every page on this website (next to the search bar) there is a text size selector which allows you to alter the size of text displayed between small, normal and large.

There are also controls in your web browser which will modify the text size. Most browsers allow you to resize text or change the magnification by holding down CTRL and + to increase size and CTRL and - to decrease size. CTRL and 0 resets the size back to normal. Mac users should replace CTRL with the Command key.


Using Google Chrome

  • Our website can be translated into many different languages using the Google Translate function.
  • You can access a variety of different language options by selecting your chosen language via the Google Translate icon at the bottom of every page on our website.

Using BrowseAloud™

Our website can be translated into 99 languages and read aloud in 40 of the most commonly spoken languages in the world.  

  • Use the orange headphones button, and then select the globe to change the language of the page.
  • You can convert any of our web content into an audio file and listen to it offline.
  • You can also block or remove distractions from the page allowing you to focus on the most important parts.  

Please note that translations are not provided by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. In addition, we cannot be held liable for the content of the websites we link to.

Make words larger or smaller

The text on our website can be made larger or smaller to make it easier for people to view, if needed. To change the size of the words, click on 'Accessibility tools' in the top left-hand corner of any of our web pages. You can also make the size of the text on our website larger by pressing 'Ctrl' and '+' or smaller by pressing 'Ctrl' and '-' on your keyboard.

Change the colours (contrast) of our site

The colour of the text and background (contrast) on our website can be changed to make it easier for people to view, if needed. To change the contrast, click on 'Accessibility tools' in the top right-hand corner of any of our web pages.

Adobe Acrobat

Some documents on our website are provided as Adobe PDFs. You can visit the Adobe website and download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

We have worked with AccessAble to create detailed information for all our departments, wards and services at Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury and District hospitals.

logo AccessAble accessibility guides

The AccessAble access guides provide information on things such as signage, colour contrast, and lighting as well as automatic doors, ramps, toilet facilities and parking. For information about accessing our sites visit the AccessAble accessibility guides for each hospital:

Dewsbury and District Hospital

Pinderfields Hospital 

Pontefract Hospital

Documents in other formats

If you need a document on our website in another format, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on: 01924 543686 or email:

If you feel there is anything more we can do to improve the accessibility of our website, please contact the Communications Department on 01924 543637.