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We believe that information about blood pressure should be available for everyone, regardless of visual difficulties. We also believe that all our information should be easy to find and use.
For these reasons the Blood Pressure Association website is designed to meet the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility AA guidelines.
If you are having problems with reading or using the site, please use the tips below.
Making text larger
To make the text easier to read, use your browser to change the text size. This is usually done by clicking on the browser's View or Page menu. Simply choose the Text Size option and make the text Larger, Larger or Largest.
Finding your way round the site
To find out where you are in the site, we have included four helpful features:
1. Colour coding of sections - both the background of the choices on the left hand side page and the bar below the coloured tabs at the top of the page are the same colour as the section you are in. For example, Blood pressure information is red, while the Media area is blue.
2. Breadcrumb of pages - across the top of the content area (underneath the coloured tabs) you will see a crumb trail that shows which section, subsection and page you are in. You can click on these links to go up to the subsection or section.
3. Left hand list of pages - on the left hand side, there is a list of all the pages in the section or subsection you are in. To go to a different page, just click on the name.
4. Quick link to the home page - on every page, in the top left hand corner, is the Blood Pressure Association logo. Clicking on this logo will take you to the home page of the website.
Searching for specific information
In the top right hand corner of every page of the web site is a search box. You can use this box to quickly search for pages that contain only the specific word or words you are looking for.
Using the site map
To help you quickly find our main pages of information, we have included a site map. The link to this map can be found in the bottom left hand corner of every page of the site. The pages are listed in order within each section of the site.
Navigating without a mouse
If you find using a mouse difficult, you can use your keyboard to quickly choose links and move through pages.
Press Tab to move from link to link.
Press Shift and Tab to move backwards through the links
Press Page Up or Page down to jump up or down the page
Press Home to jump up to the top of the page
Press Alt and left arrow to go back a page
Press Alt and right arrow to go forward a page.
Working with text to speech browsers
To help text to speech browsers only read out information that is relevant and helpful for visually impaired visitors, we:
- use Cascading Style Sheets to control the presentation of the site
- use alternative descriptions for pictures that convey information and avoid using graphics to give text information
- use title descriptions for all links and ensure that all links contain words that explain where the link will go.
Let us know how we can do better
If there is any way can improve this site to make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for, please let us know by giving us your feedback.