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NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is committed to making this website accessible and usable to all users. Information to help you use and access information on the site is available below.

How to Change the way the site Looks to Help Readability

The website has been built using cascading style sheets (CSS), this allows visitors to the site to make certain changes to the way the site looks, for example:

  • The size of text can be changed
  • The colours of the site can be changed
  • Screen magnification can be employed
  • Alternative style sheets can be employed

For information on how to make these changes, please visits the BBC's website "My Way My Web" (, which provides lots of help on changing settings to suit your needs.

How to Hear This Website
The HCSW Toolkit offers a link to BrowseAloud from its home page. BrowseAloud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments. BrowseAlound is a free tool and can be downloaded via the link below:

Help With Navigation the NES Website

  • All pages on the site contain a link to the home page, this can be accessed by clicking the 'NHS Education for Scotland' text in the header, or the Home link on the menu.
  • All pages include a search box
  • Breadcrumb navigation is also available on all of the site's internal pages, this should help users retrace their steps through the site
  • A Site Map can be found in the footer of every page
  • You can also use the feedback form to ask us about any content you have been unable to find.

WAI Standards
Our central web pages are constructed in accordance the principles and guidance detailed in the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

To get the most from our website, the following should be in place on your machine:

An up-to date browser version of one of the following:

Javascipt should be enabled

Up-to-date version of Flash:

Up-to-date version of Adobe Reader:

Contact Us
If you encounter any accessibility problems when using this site, please contact the Web Team -

We continue to make accessibility and usability improvements to our website in response to user feedback, so please feel free to let us know any way to feel we could improve the site.  If you come across information that you feel is inaccessible, please let us know.

Relevant Accessibility Links