Accessibility

It is important to us that all our website visitors are equally able to view our website, so we have collected together some guidance and resources to help you improve your online experience.

Browsers

This website is compatible with all the most popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Opera and Firefox.

Text size

If you need to increase the size of the text on our website, most browsers allow you to do this using your keyboard.

  • Ctrl’ and ‘+‘ to zoom in (use ‘Cmd‘ and ‘+’ on a Mac)
  • Ctrl’ and ‘’ to zoom out (use ‘Cmd‘ and ‘’ on a Mac)
  • Ctrl‘ and ‘0′ to return the page to normal size (use ‘Cmd‘ and ‘0‘ on a Mac)

Images

All images, where appropriate, have alternative text descriptions explaining what the image is about. This description will be read out by screen readers and will be displayed if you hover your cursor over the image.

All links to other websites will open up a new browser window. If you want to return to the Care Quality Commission’s website after following an external link, you just need to close the new browser window.

Keyboard navigation

The arrow keys on your keyboard can be used to scroll up or down the page. You can use the tab key to select the next link on the page, and press return or enter to visit the link. To go back a page, use the backspace key

Problems accessing our site?

If you are having problems accessing information on our website, or if you have any comments or queries about the site, please contact us.

Where can I get more advice about making my web browsing experience better?

There is a lot of information online about web accessibility, but we believe one of the most complete guides can be found on the BBC website (link will open in a new tab)

Browsealoud

Need help reading our website?

We have added the world-leading digital inclusion software, Browsealoud, to our website – making our content more accessible with reading and translation
support.

Try it out – it’s free!

Click on the Browsealoud launchpad that appears on the top right of your screen to launch the support toolbar. Then simply click on any text to hear it read out loud.

How does Browsealoud help?

Browsealoud offers a host of reading and translation support – helping you to
access and understand our website better.
● text-to- speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
● translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
● text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
● mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
● screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
● web page simplifer: removes clutter from the screen, displaying only the main
text
● settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences

 

All the features are accessed from an easy-to- use, floating toolbar – allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on screen.

Watch the Browsealoud Features video to see Browsealoud in action.

Need support?

Visit support.texthelp.com, the dedicated support portal from Texthelp – the
makers of Browsealoud.

Did you find Browsealoud useful?

Texthelp are constantly striving to provide the very best digital inclusion
software for those who need it the most. They’d love to know what you think of
Browsealoud. Fill out this one question survey.