Health Issues Centre strives to provide the most user friendly experience to all users of the website.

This website has been designed to comply with AA level standards in the W3C Web Content Accessbility Guidelines.

Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it.

The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.


All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.

Font Sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser: In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Firefox select View, then Zoom, and then Zoom In or Zoom Out.


All forms follow a logical tab sequence. Labels are associated with fields using HTML label tags.


Javascript is used on the website to improve usability, but it is possible to browse the website without Javascript.


This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

Accessibility references

W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.

The RNIB's Web accessibility at a glance

JAWS, a screen reader for Windows.

Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.

Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.

Windows-Eyes, a screen reader for Windows.

PwWebSpeak, a screen reader for Windows.

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