North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and, in doing so, adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Compliance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers, and by using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
The search facility of this website provides an alternative route to finding information across the whole site. The search results pages are designed to work well on normal browsers and assisting technology – with additional information about each page being available in the code of the results page.
The breadcrumb trail on this website is designed to assist with orientation and navigation. You should use this to help find your way within the site; and may use it to navigate back to relevant higher-level pages once you are deeper within the site.
Text resizing and page magnification
There are controls in your web browser which will modify the text size. Most browsers allow you to resize text or change the magnification by holding down CTRL and + to increase size and CTRL and – to decrease size. CTRL and 0 resets the size back to normal. Mac users should replace CTRL with the Command key.
All pages are set to have an automatic ‘heading 1’ and page title tag. This allows you to identify quickly the purpose of a given page using a web browser or assisting technology.
We have designed the website to be used with screenreader software but do not recommend the use of any one type of software above another.
We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the North West Ambulance Service website, please don’t hesitate to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .