Accessibility

The Whittington Hospital is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to access our websites. We design them with the accessibility guidelines in mind.

We have tried to make the navigation consistent throughout the website.

We use a standard web font to make the site easy to read. In most cases, the size of the font can be changed according to the users’ needs. This can be done by using standard browser and operating system options.

We do not use colour as the only way to convey information.

The Whittington is developing its own guidelines for accessibility, which take into consideration accessibility best practice standards from a number of sources.

This website is the Whittington’s first step in making our site accessible to everyone, and we intend to make further improvements in the near future.

Adobe Acrobat reader software is required to view and print some of the PDF documents that are on our website. To download this program for free, visit the Adobe website. The Adobe website which also provides useful tools and resources can be accessed via this link Access Adobe.

If you have any problems accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email us at communications.whitthealth@nhs.net.

Changing your PC settings for Internet Explorer


Your browser already has various ways to change the way our web pages are displayed. Here is how to change some of  the settings using Internet Explorer:

Permanently applying font and colour changes


In Internet Explorer go to Tools menu and select 'Internet Options'.

On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'.

Click on the three boxes to show ticks:

  • Ignore colours specified on Web Pages

  • Ignore font styles specified on Web Pages

  • Ignore font sizes specifies on Web Pages
Click on 'OK'.

Enlarging text size

In Internet Explorer go to the Tools menu and select 'Internet Options'.

On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'.

Tick the 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web Pages' check box.

Click on 'OK'.

On the browser menu select 'View'.

Click 'Text Size'.

Select the text size that you like to view on you web page.

Preventing graphics and images from appearing


In Internet Explorer go to the Tools menu and select 'Internet Options'.

On the Advanced tab, scroll down to the 'Multimedia' heading.

De-select the graphics options 'animations', 'videos', 'pictures' and 'images' by clicking on the boxes to remove the ticks.

Click on 'Apply' then 'OK'.

Changing the window size


In the Internet Explorer browser, go to the View menu and select 'Full screen' or press F11.

To change the colour of links displayed on a screen.

Go to Tools menu select 'Internet Options'

On the General tab, click on 'Accessibility'

Click on 'Select ignore colours specified on Web pages' .

Click 'OK'.

Select the 'General' tab and click on 'Colours'.

Turn off the 'Use hover colours' tick box.

Select 'Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best then Click OK.

Select 'Not Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best then Click OK.

Select 'OK' for 'Colours'.

Select 'OK' for 'Internet Options'.

Other options


Other Options such as removing animation are also available.

In the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'.

Go to the Advanced tab and choose any of the options available to improve the visibility of the web page.

Other web browsers


There are options to change the way pages are displayed on other browsers. Please refer to your browser's help for further information. However, to make the most of the accessibility features on this site we recommend the use of Internet Explorer.