Privacy and cookies
Our privacy and cookies policy for users interacting with our website.
As Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, we have committed to providing a website that is accessible and easy to use for the widest range of people possible, regardless of disability or impairment. We believe that delivering accessibility is an ongoing process and are constantly seeking to improve in this area.
The site has been designed to adhere to best practice by following W3C standards. We have built pages to comply with a minimum standard of WCAG 2.0 single ‘A’ guidelines. If possible we aim to extend this to ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ compliance.
In creating our website we have addressed accessibility needs in the following ways:
The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This CSS controls all presentation and layout so that content is well structured and easily accessible via assistive devices.
Users can increase or decrease text size in their browser by following these steps:
All images used for non aesthetic reasons have descriptive alternative text.
We have written and formatted content across the site to make it as accessible as possible. This includes:
Wherever possible we have designed pages and chosen colours to be accessible to colour-blind users. On areas with limited contrast, we are working towards a solution by reviewing the colours used.
A sitemap can assist with navigation. All pages across the site also include a link to the homepage, and have a consistent global navigation.
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.
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.
We are continuously looking to make improvements to our site’s accessibility and welcome any suggestions or feedback. If you are using adaptive technology and are having problems accessing information on the site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the problem you encountered and the technology you are using.