Website accessibility

Please find below some information to support you using this website. If you have any problems, suggestions or queries please let the web team know as soon as possible. 

Our website

We aim to make this website as easy to use and understand as possible. We want visitors with disabilities to have the same benefit from using our website as those who are able-bodied.

Downloadable documents

We provide downloadable documents in a variety of formats. The most common are PDF and Word.

Most computers already have the software to open these document formats. If you cannot open PDF documents, download Acrobat Reader.

Saving documents to your computer

If you have a PC, right-click on the link to the document. If you use an Apple Mac, hold down the mouse button over the link. In both cases, a popup menu will then appear.

From the menu click on 'Save target as'. You will then be asked to choose a folder on your computer where you can save the document.

Translate the website into a different language

If you would like to translate this website into a different language, please click here, then chose the language you want from the bar at the top of the screen.

Documents in a different format or language

If you have a learning disability or need any of the documents on this website in a different format or language, please contact us and we will send them to you.

Changing the text size

You can do this through your browser settings. See the links below for help.

General browser accessibility

You can change your browser or computer settings to improve accessibility in general when you are viewing websites:

What we do to help 

  • The design of the website is consistent to help you find your way around. Every page has a top level navigation bar, search function and breadcrumb bar (under the top level navigation, to help you see where you are in relation to the homepage).
  • All of our images contain alternative text (alt text), for people using screen readers or text-only browsers.
  • We make sure that our links make sense out of context. This is important for screen readers for example, where links can be displayed as a list.
  • We use headers and bullet points to help you to scan the information on our pages.
  • We try to make sure that all our information is easy to read. Where medical terms are included, they are explained in plain English.
  • We provide transcripts (text versions) of our videos.

Our compliance

The Royal Devon has introduced this new website following our integration in April 2022. This site aims to be compliant with W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 Conformance Level "Double-A". This is the minimum standard considered to be acceptable for public sector websites.

You will likely see changes taking place across the site as we continue to work together and gradually combine our services over the next 2-3 years. In the interim, we will direct you to the information you need on our former (legacy) websites through appropriate links. We will make sure that these are clear and easy to find.

Our Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust website aims to meet the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards.

We know that some parts of our Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust website are not fully accessible. If you find a piece of content that you feel is not accessible, or if you would like any content in another format, please contact us. We will do what we can to make the requested information available.

To learn more about accessibility on our former websites, please follow the links below:








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Last updated: March 25, 2022