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Accessibility

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Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust believes very strongly that the information on our website should be easily accessible to anyone.  So if you are having problems we want to hear from you and we will try to make the changes necessary to make your Eyesite experience better.


If you have any comments or queries about the accessibility of our website please email accessibility@eyesite.nhs.uk  or fill in our Contact Us form, and we will do our best to help.

Structure of site

Eyesite is split into three sections. Each of the following sections link from the main Eyesite homepage:

  • The Eye Five (3-7 years) 
  • Animal Eye Hospital (8-11 years)
  • Teensight (12+ years)

The Eye Five was developed separately to Animal Eye Hospital and Teensight although they are now linked via the Eyesite homepage.

Accessibility Overview

Animal Eye Hospital and Teensight aims to conform to:

The Eye Five aims to conform to:

Site Navigation and Screen Readers

The following apply to all sections of the site:

  • There is a graphic banner at the top of each page
  • All pages have valid HTML
  • The site has been created with a combination of XHTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
  • Tables have not been used at all throughout the site.
  • The website offers full functionality in all modern browsers on both PC and Mac
  • All informational images contain an ALT tag and decorative images are either relegated to the CSS document or have a null ALT attribute. We use alternative (alt) text labels on all the graphics on the website. These appear as you hover over the graphic with a mouse and provide a description of  the graphic which can be read in screen readers.
  • Links to information pages, accessibility, privacy policy, disclaimer, sitemap, about us are contained in the bottom banner of each page.

All our pages in Animal Eye Hospital and Teensight follow the same structure and layout. To navigate the site easily, please consider the following:

  • A two or three column layout has been used beneath the top banner
  • The left hand column is always the main menu. It also contains some nested sub menus
  • A breadcrumb trail which tells you what page and section you are in is located at the top of the middle column on every page
  • Content is always located in the middle column
  • Links to information pages, accessibility, privacy policy, disclaimer, sitemap, about us are contained in the bottom banner of each page
  • A search box and an increase/decrease text size and change background colour is located in the top right hand column
  • A text only version of our site is available by clicking on the 'Text view' link at the top of any page. Clicking on 'Text view' removes all the graphics and formatting from the site. This facility is of particular value for visitors who want to magnify the text up to a very large size (there are no overlapping elements), want a higher contrast (black on white) display, or who want to apply their own stylesheet

Text Size

To increase text size:

  • select one of the Text Size plus or minus on every page
  • using Internet Explorer, select View > Text Size and select the preferred size
  • using Netscape, select View > Text Zoom and select the preferred percentage size
  • using Mozilla Firefox, select View > Text size and select increase or decrease

Colours

The colours used on the site have been carefully selected to provide appropriate contrast between text and background. They have also been checked to ensure they work for those with different colour blindness types.

To change background colour:
Select one of the Background Colour options in the top right hand column of every page

The Eye Five

The pages of the The Eye Five have their own structure. To navigate the site easily, please consider the following:

Once past the initial menu page, most pages contain a menu column on the left hand side.
To increase text size:

  • For the stories use the Text Size plus or minus on each page
  • using Internet Explorer, select View > Text Size and select the preferred size
  • using Netscape, select View > Text Zoom and select the preferred percentage size
  • using Mozilla Firefox, select View > Text size and select increase or decrease

Audio

Eyesite has been enabled with the software Browsealoud. Browsealoud will read web page text out to you and highlight words as they are read out.

Browsealoud is not part of Eyesite as an alternative for those who are blind or who have severe slight loss. We expect that such users will have access to their own technology such as screen readers, braille output and screen magnification software. However, browsealoud is a useful tool for users with moderate sight problems and also those with reading, learning and cognitive disabilities who find being able to hear as well as see the content of a webpage can make it easier to understand. For more information on Browsealoud and how it works see our Listen page.

Flash

The major accessibility changes with flash were introduced in version  6, so that's the "minimum" version that will be supported.  We have tried to make all flash as accessible as we can by doing the following:

  • In the development of our flash based applications we have followed the BBC standard to outline the basics that can be done to make content significantly more accessible. These include:
  • Supplying text only versions of each application

Access Keys

Our website has been built to support keyboard only navigation through the use of access keys, a full list of access keys can be found on the site map page.
Site visitors can use keyboard only navigation in their chosen browser using the following keyboard commands, to ensure access key compatibility we recommend you use the latest version of your browser:
using Internet Explorer for Windows, press Alt + the access key.
using Firefox for Windows, press Alt + the access key.
using Mozilla for Windows, press Alt + the access key.
using Netscape for Windows, press Alt + the access key.
using Opera for Windows or Mac, press Shift + Esc + the access key.
using Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac, press Ctrl + the access key.
using Safari for Mac, press Ctrl + the access key.
using Firefox for Mac, press Ctrl + the access key.
using Mozilla for Mac, press Ctrl + the access key.
using Netscape 6+ for Mac, press Ctrl + the access key.



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Secondary Navigation

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Primary navigation

Eyesite Home | The Eye Five | Animal Eye Hospital | TeenSight |

The following page sections include static unchanging site components such as the page banner, useful links and copyright information. Return to the top of page if you want to start again.


Page Extras

Text Size:

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Background Colour:

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Accessibility Listen

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Page Banner

Eye Site www.eyesite.nhs.uk

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