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Accessibility

The HSE website aims to be as accessible as possible and complies with recognised web standards and UK Government guidelines regarding accessibility.

Ease of use

This site's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software, and can be navigated easily using just a keyboard [see keyboard shortcuts].

Please note that unless otherwise stated all links will open within the same browser window.

Standards

The site adheres to the WAI content guidelines. The pages are built using valid and wherever possible semantic XHTML, CSS and Javascript are then applied to add design and behaviour.

Accessibility and PDF documents

You should be able to use the free Acrobat reader to view the PDF files on the HSE website. However, Adobe have developed an online conversion tool to allow users to view PDF documents as HTML or plain ASCII text.