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Healthily is committed to making sure our website can be used by as many people as possible. Improving the accessibility of our website is a process that we update and fine-tune on a regular basis.
We do so by following the principles of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, where possible. In addition, our designs have been tested for accessibility using the Stark plug-in with an overall rating of AAA compliance on all text.
We aim to deliver the information on our website in a way that allows users to:
We aim to provide text alternatives for all non-written content. This includes text transcripts and captions for audio and video content.
Text and images (including colour and contrast) have been optimised for people with visual impairments, such as colour blindness. That's why we place all text on solid colour backgrounds with maximum contrast.
Our website is compatible with assistive technologies that allow users with limited vision to consume our written content. These technologies include screen readers, video and screen magnifiers, and braille displays.
You can use the following Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) guides to learn more about setting up and using assistive technologies.
We aim to make our site as easy to move around as possible by using many strategies, including the following:
Our content is produced in keeping with the principles of the Plain English Campaign. This keeps our content free from complicated sentences and jargon. When we use medical words, acronyms or technical language, we explain what they mean.
We produce content for a global audience with a lay understanding of health information and a reading age of 7 to 11 years (lower secondary education level).
Other ways we make our information easy to understand include:
We also have a frequently asked questions (FAQs) section that provides answers to common questions users of our website may have.