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We have made every effort to make the Health Protection Agency website accessible and easy to use for everyone.


If you do have difficulty viewing the site, there are some things you can do to make it easier.



Our commitment to making our website accessible

In keeping with our public-service remit, and our obligations under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), we will ensure that our website is accessible to people who have visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments.

Making our website accessible is a core aim of the HPA and we will try to ensure that it is usable with a broad range of operating systems, browsers, and specialist assistive technologies.

We comply with the UK government standards minimum recommendation of: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 AA

Shaw Trust Accessible accreditation

The HPA is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all. We have worked with the pan-disability charity, Shaw Trust to audit the accessibility of our website by participating in their website accessibility accreditation service. This service combines a full technical audit with rigorous disability user testing.

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The HPA website achieved Shaw Trust accessible website accreditation on 28 July 2010.

Access Keys

The UK Government Access Keys Standard has been applied to this site. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wishing to go directly to specific parts of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse.


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If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, hold down the Alt key, press the appropriate access key and then press the Return key.

If you are using Netscape or Mozilla Firefox hold down the Alt key + Shift and press the appropriate access key.

If you are using Google Chrome, hold down the Alt key and press the appropriate access key.

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer on a Mac, hold down the Ctrl key and press the appropriate access key.