Our website has been designed and developed in accordance with web standards and we aim to meet or exceed Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

However, we recognise that there is always room for improvement. If you have any difficulty accessing the information or resources available on our website, please let us know by emailing web@ouh.nhs.uk.

Customising your web browser or computer settings

There are a number of ways that you can adapt your web browser or computer settings to suit your needs. You can:

  • change your text size
  • change your text and background colours
  • magnify your screen
  • use your keyboard to navigate
  • make your mouse easier to use
  • make your computer speak text aloud

Instructions vary according to your operating system (for example, Windows Vista or Apple Mac) and web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome). Please see below for a list of accessibility help for some of the most common operating systems and browsers:

Further information is also available on NHS choices: help with accessibility.

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files

Some documents on our site may be in Adobe Portable Document Format.

Adobe PDF documents allow us to provide you, via our website, with reports, leaflets, applications and other materials that maintain the attractive formatting and graphic images of the printed version without the time and cost of re-formatting as individual webpages. The format also enables documents to be viewed on the widest range of platforms possible.

To view Adobe PDF files

To open PDF documents, you will need to have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer.

Download free Adobe Reader software

Accessibility tools for Adobe PDFs

Adobe have developed a number of ways to make PDF files accessible to those using screen readers. For more information, visit their Adobe accessibility page.