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Accessibility statement

At Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust we aim to provide up to date, easy-to-read and accurate information on all aspects about cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. We are committed to providing a website that is accessible and easy to use for the widest range of visitors possible, regardless of literacy, disability or impairment.

If you would like to make any suggestions about how we can improve the site from an accessibility point of view, please get in touch with us on [email protected] or call us on 020 3832 8000.

Our website has been designed to adhere to best practice by following W3C standards.

What is an accessible website?
An accessible site is one that accommodates the full range of users. Designing for accessibility therefore means accepting that, for online information, there is:

  • no standard information user, and,
  • no standard device for browsing information.

An accessible web site does not exclude anybody due to:

  • their abilities, or
  • the method they choose to access the web

Accessible websites prioritise clear content, structure and ease of navigation over aspects of design, however, they also need not be visually unattractive, nor are they prevented from using the latest web technologies, provided that all information is still accessible to users.

We have made every effort to ensure this website is easily readable using 'plain English' (for more details on how we write our health information, click here). In addition, we have ensured that the design of this website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability.

We have tried to ensure:

  • the use of informative headings which are descriptive and used to highlight sections of text
  • clear and easy to understand language
  • meaningful text used for all links
  • no information is conveyed exclusively through the use of colour.

The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all presentation and layout so that content is well structured and easily accessible via assistive devices.

Altering text size on the website
Text size can be increased or decreased in your browser by following these steps:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • Choose the drop down menu at the top of the window of the browser marked "view"
  • A list of options will appear in the drop down menu, choose "text size"
  • Next another drop down menu should appear with options including "small", "medium", "large", "largest"
  • Select "largest".

Mozilla Firefox

  • Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and press the plus (+) key
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements If you need to make the text smaller press Ctrl on your keyboard and the minus ( - ) key.

Apple Safari:

  • Hold down the Apple Key and press the (+) key
  • You will find that this will enlarge the text, to enlarge again repeat the procedure
  • Keep repeating until the text is enlarged to your requirements
  • If you need to make the text smaller press the Apple Key on your keyboard and press the (-) key.

Google Chrome:

  • Click the 'Customise and Control' spanner symbol in the top right hand corner (Alt + E).
  • Select 'Settings' ('Preferences' on Mac and Linux)
  • Click on 'Under the Bonnet' and customise your fonts and font size in the 'Web Content' section.

Navigation aids
A sitemap is provided to assist with navigation (you can find the site map at the bottom of each website page). All pages across the site also include a link to the homepage (click on the Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust logo), and have a consistent global navigation using breadcrumb navigation.

Document downloads
There are a number of PDF documents available for download across the site. You can find out more about how to configure the free Adobe Reader software to obtain greater access to PDF files by visiting the Adobe site.
Download Adobe Reader for free

Access keys
In order to avoid any conflict with personal access keys you may have set up on your computer, we have chosen not to install bespoke access keys on this site. Efforts have been made to ensure the site is as easy to navigate as possible.

Browsealoud is a speech tool that you can download for free and use on Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust website. It reads the website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice. More than 7,000 websites use Browsealoud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.

For more details on Browsealoud click here.

Date last updated: 
19 Nov 2012