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We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Skip to content

A 'skip to content' link has been provided to enable users of audio browser to get to the main content of a page easily, this is not visible in a normal webbrowser with default settings. The Access key for this function is '0'.

Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

All pages on this site define the following access keys:

  • General
    • 0 - Skip to content
    • 1 - Home Page
    • 2 - Accessibility Statement
  • Main Navigation
    • A - About Us
    • F - Funding Opportunities
    • S - Supporting Research
    • N - News
    • J - Job Vacancies
    • G - Getting Here
    • C - Contact Us

Changing the font size

This website uses percentage bases, proportional font sizes. This means the text size can be changed very easily using standard browser controls, here's how:

Resizing text in Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer, you can change the font size by selecting the 'View' menu item and then selecting the 'Text Size' option. Internet Explorer offers five size options (largest, large, medium, smaller, smallest). When you change this setting it will be remembered for all web sites that you visit.

If you are using Internet Explorer 7, you can hold down the CTRL key and press the plus (+) or minus (-) keys, which will increase or decrease the entire page.

Resizing text in Firefox

If you are using Firefox, you can change the font size by selecting the 'View' menu item and then selecting the 'Text Size' option. Unlike Internet Explorer, you are not limited to five sizes - you can continue to increase or decrease the text size as needed. Firefox users can also hold down the CTRL key and press the plus (+) and minus (-) keys to increase or decrease the text size.

Resizing text in Apple Safari

If you are using Apple Safari, you can change the font size by selecting the 'View' menu item and then selecting either 'Make text bigger' or 'Make text smaller'. You can increase or decrease the text size as needed. Safari users can also hold down the COMMAND key and press the plus (+) and minus (-) keys to increase or decrease the text size.

For further information about text size in browsers, try the YouTube movie 'How to resize text - a visual guide', developed by accessify.com.

Standards compliance

  1. All pages on this site comply with level 1 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  2. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  3. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. I.e H1 tags are used for page titles, H2 tags for subtitles H3 tags for sub-subtitles and so on..

Links

  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

  1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
  2. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
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The NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), based at the University of Southampton, manages evaluation research programmes and activities for the NIHR.

 

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