Accessibility

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That is why we are committed to ensuring the Simpill website is accessible and usable to disabled and elderly people so they can have access to our services.  

We have ensured that the website is adjustable to suit your needs and the website text is easy to understand.  

Please read the following section to find out information on how to adjust the website to improve accessibility and usability. This includes the different ways to customise the appearance of the site, assistive technology for people with sensory or physical impairments, and links to further accessibility information.  

Accessible design  

We have tried to use combinations of colours that provide sufficient contrast between foreground and background across the website to make the text more readable.  

Making text larger 

Internet Explorer 

  • Go to the View menu using your mouse or by pressing Alt + V. 
  • Select the Text Size option using your mouse or by pressing X. 
  • Choose your preferred text size using your mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing Enter or by clicking on it. 

Google Chrome  

  • Go to the menu in the top-right side of the Chrome web browser and select the Settings option  
  • Select the Appearance option and select the drop-down menu for font size and choose a new setting  
  • If you’d like to make further font adjustments, select Customize fonts and change the font size or the minimum font size on your computer’s system  

Firefox 3.X 

The following instructions will set the minimum font size on your computer’s system, so the size will apply to every site you visit. 

  • Go to Tools in your browser’s menu using your mouse or press Alt + T. 
  • Click on Options, or press O, to open the Options dialog box. 
  • Select Content if not already selected or press the tab key until it is highlighted (in blue) and then press Enter. 
  • Under Fonts & Colours change the font size to the appropriate size and click OK (see example below). 

For more information on help with adjusting websites including screen magnifying software, mouse visibility changes and using your own style sheets, go to the AbilityNet website at  https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/impairment/vision  

Hearing our Website 

Making your computer speak with Browsealoud 

Our sites are Browsealoud enabled. Browsealoud is a software program that reads aloud web page and PDF document content. Once you have downloaded the Browsealoud software onto your computer, all you need to do is place your mouse pointer over the text you wish to have read aloud and Browsealoud will do so, you can also opt to have the text being read aloud highlighted on the screen. Browsealoud is available for both PC and Mac just follow the link below. 

Download Browsealoud for PC or Mac (new window) 

Using a screen reader 

If you are using a screen reader, we hope you will benefit from our use of meaningful headings, link text and alternative text to navigate our websites. We have also tried to make tables and PDF documents as accessible as possible. If you do come across a PDF document you cannot access, we provide links on every document cover to the Adobe online PDF to text conversion tool as well as a link to download Adobe PDF Reader, which is free and can be used to access PDF files. A link to each is also provided below: 

Download Adobe Reader (new window) 

Adobe online PDF to text conversion tool (new window) 

For more information on help with hearing websites including using screen reading software amongst other assistive technologies, go to the AbilityNet website at https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/impairment/hearing   

Using your mouse or keyboard to navigate our websites  

For more information on using your mouse or keyboard to navigate websites such as adjusting the speed of your mouse, making it left-handed and keyboard shortcuts, go to the AbilityNet website at https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/impairment/motor  

 

If you have any questions or require information on the website in a different format, please send a request at care@simpill.co.uk  

If you have any feedback you would like to share about the accessibility of our website, please send us an email at care@simpill.co.uk