Accessibility Options

We have tried to ensure that this website is available to as broad an audience as possible.

Access keys

The following access keys apply to our website. Where relevant these follow the UK Government's recommended set of access keys.

1 - Homepage

2 - Local News

3 - Events & Activities

4 - Newly Diagnosed

5 - Featured Articles

9 - Contact us

0 - Accessibility options

How to use access keys in your browser:


Internet Explorer 5, 6 (non-Mac) Hold down the ALT key, press the relevant access key, release, then press ENTER

Netscape 6+ Hold down the ALT key and press the relevant access key at the same time.

Firefox/Mozilla Hold down the ALT and SHIFT keys and press the relevant access key at the same time.

Most other browsers Hold down the ALT key and press the relevant access key at the same time.

A more complete list is available on Wikipedia

Text size

The size of the text on this website is set in qualitative instead of quantitative terms. Your web browser can override the base text size and all of the text will change relative to the size you specify.

This is easily demonstrated using Microsoft Internet Explorer's 'Text Size' option: to increase the size of the text select 'View' -> 'Text Size' -> 'Largest': this increases the size of all the text proportionally. (You can similarly change the text size to make it smaller). The default setting is 'Medium'.

In Mozilla Firefox you should select View > Text size followed by 'Increase' or 'Decrease'. To return the text size to its default setting, select 'Normal'.

For more detailed information about how to change the fonts and font sizes in your web browser you can visit the BBC My Web My Way website

Use of images

Images on our website have alternative text attributes (alt text). This means when an image is used on a web page to convey information its content is also described in the alt text. Therefore, the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers.

If an image is used for simply decorative purposes, the text attribute for the image is left empty in line with accepted best practice.

Using computers and the internet - for people with Parkinson's

Computers, the Internet and Useful Websites information sheet

This information sheet provides general information for people with Parkinson's about computers and accessibility, tips on using computers and sources of additional help.