High contrast
High contrast

High contrast settings benefit users with low vision or other visual disabilities.

Four options have been added to the site to provide better accessibility to all users. Clicking on the icons in the header will change the appearance of this site (text and images), to a high contrast version. The above key illustrates each option.

To return back to the full colour version of the site click the same option again (this will be the circle containing an “X”).

Cookies

When one of the options is selected (in the header of this site), a cookie will be saved on your computer ensuring you get the same setting next time you visit the HEART UK site.

Clearing your cookies will result in the setting being deleted, you will need to reselect your preferred option.

To use the high contrast options you must enable cookies, read more here about cookies.

Accessibility & Visibility

We strive hard to make sure that our site is inclusive and accessible to all. Our site has been specifically designed taking into account the varied needs of all our site users, including those who are blind or have visual impairment, deaf or hard of hearing, those with motor or cognitive disability and our older clients. We also want to continually improve, so should you experience any difficulty accessing any of the information on this site or have any suggestions for improvement for the future, then please contact us.

Browser Support

The HEART UK site should display correctly in all current major browsers (the program that you use on your computer to view websites). Specifically, our site will work at its best in Internet Explorer 8, 9 & 10 (Windows), Google Chrome, Firefox 3 (Windows & Mac), Opera 9+ (Windows & Mac) and Safari 3.1 (Windows & Mac).

Assistive Technologies & Accessibility Functions

If you have a visual impairment, you may find the following useful:

We recommend using the browser zoom tools to increase the font size (see below on changing text size).
Our site is compatible with most screen reader and screen magnification software.
Images used in this site carry an alternative text caption (alt text). Alternative text is used as a replacement for an image, whenever the image cannot be seen.
You can view our site in a High Contrast version by clicking on one of the A icons at the top of the page.  To remove High Contrast, just click again on the same A icon.

We hope that you are able to view the information on our site, we are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of the site.

 

Change text size

To resize the text and images, the following keys work on most browsers:

Operating
System

Modifier

Effect

Windows
ctrl
+
+
Increases text size.
Windows
ctrl
+
-
Decreases text size.
Windows
ctrl
+
0
Returns text size to default.
Mac
⌘ cmd
+
+
Increases text size.
Mac
⌘ cmd
+
-
Decreases text size.
Mac
⌘ cmd
+
0
Returns text size to default.

 

My web my way

An excellent source of help & information on enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability is the BBC My web my way site.

Feedback

If you experience any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page, please email us for assistance.