We want our website to be easy to use and as accessible as possible for everyone, using different types of computer systems and other devices.
An accessible website doesn’t exclude anyone because they have a visual impairment or another disability, because they are older or because they have a slow internet connection or lack of the latest software. It means that anyone can understand it, navigate around it and use its interactive services.
BrowseAloud - making websites talk
We have added speech, reading and translation support to our website with Browsealoud.
Use the orange button displaying headphones on the top right of the screen to start browsealoud. If you do not see this symbol please clear the cache memory by forcing a refresh in your browser. This can be done by pressing Ctrl & F5 buttons simultaneously on your keyboard (depending on your browser).
Browsealoud™ helps the millions of people who struggle to access and understand information online. In the UK, over 12 million people have print disabilities such as dyslexia, low literacy, mild visual impairment and over 8 million people were born abroad so speak English as a second language.
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.
Our website can be translated into 99 languages and read aloud in 40 of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. 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.
Translate this Page
Use the orange headphones button (top right) and then select the globe to change the language of the page. Need some help choosing a language? Please refer to the Browsealoud Supported Voices and Languages resource.
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.
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.
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 right-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.
Some documents on our website are provided as Adobe PDFs. You can visit the Adobe website and download Adobe Reader.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.