Accessibility

We want to make sure our website is accessible for all users.

We have attempted to build a website that focuses on usability and accessibility. We've have included many features to help make your experience of our website as good as possible. 

We believe you should be able to access this site’s information with assistive technology and it should also be usable with screen magnifiers and your operating system’s speech recognition software.

We’re committed to achieving level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 wherever possible.

We know that we can always improve the usability and accessibility of our website. We'd be very grateful for any feedback on how accessible our site is for you. Please contact us.

Browsers we support

Our website's features work when using the following browsers:

  • Chrome

  • Safari

  • Firefox

  • Android browser

  • Internet Explorer 10, 11 and 12.

These browsers are the most common browsers, covering over 98% of all internet users.

Get the best experience

Changing text size

You may be able to change the text size in your browser.

Use tab and space

By using tab you can cycle through all the links on any page and by using space you can skip down through page sections. 

Change the colours

We’ve tried to use colours that make the words on our webpages easy to read. However, we know that some people have trouble with reading text on certain colours. You may be able to use your own colours with your browser

Document downloads

While we have tried to make our website pages as accessible as possible but we are aware that some document downloads such as PDF files are not accessible in the same way our HTML pages are.  We aim to provide HTML versions of documents wherever possible.

For documents provided in PDF or Word document format, you may need to install some free software:

Heading structure

We have tried to make sure that all pages on our website have the correct heading structure, which should make them easier to navigate, particular with screen reader technology.

Images

To make things easier for screen reader users, all images on our site have alternative text that clearly describes what they depict.

Links

Our links always use link text that makes sense out of context, so that links stand out from normal text.

Video

Royal Marsden Cancer Charity video embedded on this site can also be found on our YouTube channel. At the present time we are unable to include subtitles and closed captions by default. We are also unable to control the accessibility of YouTube videos embedded on our site.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, the content of each page is designed to be still readable.

Accessibility problems

If you encounter a specific accessibility problem on any page of our website, please contact us and we'll attempt to fix it.

This accessibility information was last updated on 31 July 2017. We review it every 12 months.