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Accessibility - Help using this site

Text size

To adjust the text size on this site please alter your browser settings. Detailed guidance on how to do this has been published by the BBC , AbilityNet and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

Weve summarised the main points below.

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Always check your browsers help feature (press F1) to find out how to get the best from your browser.


Again a lot of good content has already been published by the BBC and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

If you need a specific colour scheme, again use your browser features to change the colours of all websites.

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Google chrome


To view PDF files on the HSE website use the free Acrobat reader or one of the alternative PDF readers.

You can customise colours displayed in PDFs by choosing Edit > Preferences > Accessibility > Replace Document Colors. Then choose a colour scheme that matches your requirements.

For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.

Keyboard access

This site's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. Skip to content and skip to navigation links are provided at the top of each page to enable keyboard users to jump to the content with only a few keystrokes.

Tabbing through the pages takes you first through the header, then through the left navigation, then through the content area and finally through the links in the footer.

Accessibility statement

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


The site adheres to the Web Accessibility Initiatives Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0. Wherever possible we aim to achieve all Level A and Level AA requirements.

The pages are built using valid and wherever possible semantic XHTML. CSS and Javascript are then applied to add design and behaviour. Those without javascript should still have no trouble accessing all core information.


Most PDF (Portable Document Format) files on this site are tagged to allow basic accessibility. Some older PDFs are not tagged and will be tagged as resources allow, or on request.


Most images on this website have alternative text that describes their content or function. Images that are purely decorative do not include alternative text. Where an image is part of a text link, text will be present in the context of the link.

Some images on the site have poor or incorrect alternative text, we have a plan of action in place to fix this.


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

All links to PDFs and other nonstandard types are marked with the following icons, using the appropriate alternate text. This includes, but is not limited to: