NHS Forth Valley is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the NHS Forth Valley website, please don’t hesitate to fill in our website feedback form or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
Whilst NHS Forth Valley strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
Downloading and Viewing PDF Files
You need Acrobat Reader software to view Adobe Acrobat PDF files. If you do not have the software installed on your computer, you can download it for free at Acrobat Reader.
Hints for Using Access Technology
If you use access technology to view PDF documents go to the access.adobe.com site which provides information and tools. An online PDF conversion tool can be found at online conversion tools for Adobe PDF documents.
Hints for Downloading Adobe Acrobat Files
There are two ways to download PDFs. First, right click on the PDF link, select ‘save target as’ from the pop-up menu, download to a location of your choice. Or, open the PDF, click on the save icon on the Acrobat toolbar, download to a location of your choice.
We have tried to use colours throughout the Web site that provide maximum contrast between foreground and background items and also various features on the page including headers, body text and hyperlinks.
All interface graphics and images throughout the Web site have been assigned an Alt-text attribute, which describes the contents or function of the item.
Style-sheets have been used for all visual items and text.