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Accessibility standards compliance

Below are some of the main ways in which we help to make our website more accessible to people:

  • Meaningful alternative text (known as "alt text") has been supplied with all images on our website. Where a user cannot see the image, they will still be able to read the alt text.
  • For users accessing the site using a screen reader, a hidden “skip navigation” option has been provided at the top of each page to facilitate easy access to the main content on the page.
  • All links have been written to make sense when taken out of context.
  • HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.
  • Care has been taken to ensure colours are generally of strong contrast for on-screen reading. No information on the site is solely dependant on colour to be intelligible.
  • The GMC has used plain English where possible. However, as the GMC does regulate doctors, the site does include medical and other professional terms where appropriate.
  • Style sheets are used to control layout and presentation.