Accessibility

We want everyone to be able to use our website regardless of their computer knowledge or disabilities. We've designed our website to be as accessible as possible, in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

There are also some very simple services already built in to your computer that will help you make it easier to access the information you want on our website.

Help with seeing the page

You can easily make changes in your computer to help you see what's written on the page more clearly.

Most internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Safari, allow you to force the text on a web page to be the size and colour you want. Many operating systems also come with a built-in screen magnifier that allows you to enlarge a portion of the page to several times the original size.

Help with your keyboard and mouse

Many people think they can't use a computer because they can't use a mouse, but it's perfectly possible to do away with your mouse and use a keyboard instead.

If you can use a mouse but find it difficult, there are ways to make your mouse easier to use. Your can change the settings on your laptop or computer.

Other help available

We've put together these pages to try to help solve some of the most common accessibility issues, and we hope that we've been able to give you some help in accessing the information on our site more easily.

If you have issues that we haven't been able to cover here, try these websites dedicated to helping people to adjust their computer in order to get the most out of the internet.

AbilityNet

The charity AbilityNet has put together a website that will help you to customise your computer and the way you view websites in even more ways, so that you really can get the most out of your computer.

BBC's My Web My Way

The BBC also has a comprehensive site called My Web My Way, developed in association with AbilityNet, which goes into even more detail on how you can adjust your computer so that you can make the most of the world-wide web.

Further help

If after reading these guidelines you still cannot use our website, please contact us at accessibility@cancer.org.uk to let us know.