NHS Kernow is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Accessibility guidelines have been an integral part of the design and development process from the outset.

We have taken all steps possible to make sure this web site is accessible to all. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, since we are continually striving to improve the experience for all visitors.

This site aims to comply with priority one and priority two of the W3C accessibility guidelines. We operate a system of continuous improvement to ensure the guidelines are met.


BrowsealoudBrowseAloud is a computer program which reads aloud the content of our website, including PDFs and Microsoft Word documents. As you move the cursor over words, they are spoken aloud. It is free to use on our website.

BrowseAloud can also help people with Dyslexia, where English is a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments. To start using BrowseAloud, click on the orange icon to the top right corner of the website and a toolbar will appear.


Some documents on this website are in PDF (Portable Document Format). To read them you will require Adobe Acrobat viewer, which can be downloaded here. If you need further information about Adobe accessibility, visit


The dynamic site map provides a continuously updated overview of NHS Kernow website structure, helping orientation within the site layout and therefore easing navigation.

Text Size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily by clicking the low vision options at the top of our website.

Alternatively, you can adjust your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings by going to the Tools menu, selecting 'text size', 'text zoom' or 'zoom' and increasing the size of the text.

In many browsers, you can use your keyboard to adjust text size:

  1. To make the web page text size larger: Ctrl + + on the numeric keypad (hold down Ctrl and press +), or Ctrl + = on the main keyboard
  2. To decrease the text size: Ctrl + -