Web Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that the Shape of Training review website is accessible to everyone by conforming to web accessibility guidelines (Worldwide Web Consortium website). Information contained on this site can be made available on request, in Braille, on audio cassette tape, on disk and in large print.

Wherever possible, we will provide the information in the format or language you require.  Please email the webmaster with any specific requirements and we will contact you to discuss them in more detail.

Below are some of the main ways in which we help to make the website more accessible to people:

  • Meaningful alternative text (known as "alt text") has been supplied with all images on our website. Where a user cannot see the image, they will still be able to read the alt text.
  • For users accessing the site using a screen reader, a hidden “skip navigation” option has been provided at the top of each page to facilitate easy access to the main content on the page.
  • All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context.
  • HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure.
  • H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.
  • Care has been taken to ensure colours are generally of strong contrast for on-screen reading.
  • No information on the site is solely dependant on colour to be intelligible.
  • We have used plain English where possible. However, as the subject of the review is postgraduate medical education and training, the site does include medical and other professional terms where appropriate.
  • Style sheets are used to control layout and presentation.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please email the webmaster as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Customising your computer to your requirements

To view or navigate our site more easily, a visit to the BBC’s My Web, My Way website (opens new window) might help.

It is an excellent site that provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view and navigate websites more easily.

Useful links and resources

Other useful links have also been included, where appropriate, on related pages.

  • Reading PDF content - a guide for people with disabilities (Adobe website).
  • AbilityNet - is a national charity helping disabled adults and children to use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.
  • WebAIM - is an excellent web accessibility resource with news, links and articles.
  • RNIB - Web Access Centre.