We are committed to ensuring our website is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

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.  

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS and displays correctly in current browsers. Using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Whilst we 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. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. The rest of the information should help you access the site in the way that you require. In the meantime please contact us if you have any difficulty accessing our website.


Where possible, you should use an up to date browser (the program you use to access the internet) to access this site. This will give you access to a much richer set of options to aid you as your navigate your way around this site. 

The standard browsers we would recommend are below with links to install each of them:

Mozilla FireFox
Google Chrome
Apple Safari Logo
Safari (MAC only)

Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer

Once installed, each browser will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further options via the use of plug-ins. For more details see the accessibility page for each browser:

Accessibility options on the Royal Trinity Hospice website

Alternative style

Please choose a link below to change the way the site looks. Once set, the site will remain in this style for up to 30 days or until you select a different option.

We aim to ensure that the site looks correct in these different styles but because of the constantly changing nature of the site and its content, this may not always be possible. If you spot anything which doesn't look quite right, then please let us know

Keyboard short cuts and access keys

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate access key shortcuts, as shown below:

  • Alt + [the access key]
    • Internet Explorer for Windows
    • Chrome for Windows (note that shift is required in some circumstances)
    • Safari for Windows
  • Shift + Alt + [the access key]
    • Firefox for Windows
  • Ctrl + Option + [the access key]
    • Safari for Mac
    • Chrome for Mac
    • Firefox for Mac

AccessKey = 1, takes you back to the home page

Options in your browser

Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools, here is a list of useful features:

  • Incremental Search
    Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold ALT and then tap F. This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.
  • Spatial Navigation
    Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the shift key and pressing tab will take you to the previous item.  
  • Caret Navigation (Internet Explorer and Firefox only)
    Instead of using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard: home, end, page up, page down & the arrow keys. This feature is named after the caret, or cursor, that appears when you edit a document. To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.
  • Space bar 
    Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.

Text fonts

Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. You can find the relevant guides below:

Change font in Firefox
Change font in Chrome
Change font in Explorer
Change font in Microsoft Edge

Enlarge your view

You can activate the browser zoom via these keyboard shortcuts

Zoom in Firefox
Zoom in Chrome
Zoom in Safari
Zoom in Explorer

Options on your computer

To zoom your entire computer screen

Apple Mac and Windows operating systems both contain options to enlarge your view of your screen



Make your computer read the site alound

This website has been built with screen readers in mind. Menus, pictures and inputs will have the correct tags and mark up to compliment your chosen screen reader.

We have tested with following tools:

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader for computers running on the Windows operating system.
The latest version can be downloaded for FREE here (on this page you may be asked for a voluntary donation, if you do not wish to donate, click "skip donation this time")

WAVE icon
WAVE is developed and made available as a free community service by WebAIM. Originally launched in 2001, WAVE has been used to evaluate the accessibility of millions of web pages. Read more here

Control your computer with your voice

Apple Mac and Windows operating systems both provide ways to control your computer with voice recognition. The BBC provides a guide to switching on voice recognition across the different versions but settings are different again if you are using Apple OS X Yosemite.

Third party voice recognition software is available too.

In summary

We are committed to providing you access to our most valuable resources. If you do spot anything which doesn't look quite right or have any suggestions for how we might improve our services then please let us know