Accessibility

HMIC is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to the widest possible range of people. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you have difficulty using any part of it, please email the Have Your Say inbox, which is monitored during office hours, Monday to Friday.

Our website has been awarded the ‘Accessible’ rating by the Shaw Trust.

Shaw Trust Accessible badge

More details can be found in our accessibility policy.

Most of the information on these pages applies to Windows operating systems and the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. For information on other operating systems or browsers or for further advice on website accessibility, please visit the BBC’s My Web My Way website.

Useful links

The BBC’s My Web My Way website

If you are someone who has difficulty browsing the internet, you may be interested in the BBC’s My Web My Way website. It is a comprehensive resource for accessibility on the internet and covers many topics from how to make the best use of your computer for accessibility e.g. whether you use a PC or Mac and the operating system you use, to case studies of disabled users who use the BBC site and to how you can see, hear or navigate the internet better. You will find the BBC’s My Web My Way at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility.

Adobe

Adobe provide various tools that may help you to access information on websites. Adobe Reader is a software program that allows you to read and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Download Adobe Reader.

If you are a screen reader user, from December 2012 we endeavour to make PDF files on our site accessible to screen readers. PDF files uploaded before December 2012 are not fully accessible. As an alternative we provide a link to Adobe’s online PDF conversion tool.

Adobe provides a PDF conversion tool that converts PDF files to a more accessible format. You can then use either a browser, a word processing software program such as Microsoft Word, or a screen reader to access the file’s content. The PDF conversion tool can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html.

These tools are part of Adobe’s website accessibility section which can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html.

If you require an accessible version of a report we’ve published, please email haveyoursay@hmic.gsi.gov.uk

Microsoft

Should you have any further queries about accessibility for Microsoft products such as the Windows operating system or the Internet Explorer web browser, go to Microsoft’s accessibility site: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/.

If you have any feedback you would like to share with us about navigating our website please send us an email.