Content Rating

This website has been registered with the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA). We believe that throughout this site there is no material which a parent would consider unsuitable for children.

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Web Accessibility Initiative

This website has been designed, maintained and checked with accessibility software to ensure conformance to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) "Double-A" Rating.

Maidstone Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is fully aware that, regrettably, not all of this website meets complete "Triple-A" accessibility guidelines. We are working to obtain a "Triple-A" WAI rating for this site and are committed to compliancy with worldwide accessibility guidelines. If you have any comments on the accessbility of this website we would like to hear them.

This site conforms with the C C S 2.0 standard.

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This website is Browsealoud enabled. Browsealoud is a speech enabling program that makes web content more accessible to anyone with reading difficulties. Simply by hovering your mouse pointer over an area of text, Browsealoud will read that text out loud. Browsealoud not only speech enables the website content, it will also speak out loud the menus and hyperlinks, helping you navigate the website more easily. All you have to do to take advantage of this service, is download the free Browsealoud program.


Making text size larger

For improved visibility you may be able to increase the size of text and alter the choice of font.

Internet Explorer users

To alter the font size:

  • Go to View > Text Size and select the appropriate font size e.g. larger

To alter the choice of font, or choose to ignore the styles set for this website:

  • Go to Tools > Internet Options
  • Click on Fonts, Accessibility or Colours to change these options

Netscape users

To alter the font size:

  • Go to View > Increase Font

To alter the choice of font:

  • Go to Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts > Use my default fonts, overriding document-specified fonts. This will ensure that the fonts set are ignored by your browser

Downloading Files

There are four main types of file that can be viewed or downloaded from this website:

  1. PDFs - Portable Document Format (Portable Document Format)
  2. Microsoft Word (Microsoft Word Document)
  3. Microsoft Powerpoint (Powerpoint File)
  4. Microsoft Excel (Excel Document)

Depending upon how your browser and the applicable application (e.g. Adobe, Word, Powerpoint or Excel) are configured, these documents may either open in a viewer within your browser window or in an instance of the stand-alone application outside your browser window; you may be given the option to select whether to open or save the file.

If you have difficulties opening a document by following the link or to save a copy of the document on your computer, "right-click" on the link to the document itself and save it on your computer. Then open the document using the application appropriate for the type of file. On Apple computers, instead of right-clicking, position the cursor over the link and hold down the button until the context menu appears, then select the appropriate option to save the file on your computer.

Portable Document Format

Portable Document Format (PDF) files are viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. PDF files provide the easiest way to view and print a document that looks as close to the original document as possible. A free copy of Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from Adobe's site.

To indicate a PDF file, the link will be preceded by the PDF icon (Portable Document Format)

Microsoft Word

Some documents are Microsoft Word (DOC) format. Microsoft Word is a word processor from the Microsoft Office family. A free copy of Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 can be downloaded from Microsoft's site.

To indicate a DOC file, the link will be preceded by the Word icon (Word Document)

Microsoft PowerPoint

Some documents are in Microsoft PowerPoint format. A free copy of Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer 2003 can be downloaded from Microsoft's site.

To indicate a Powerpoint file, the link will be preceded by the Powerpoint icon (Powerpoint File)

Microsoft Excel

Some documents are in Microsoft Excel format. A free copy of Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 can be downloaded from Microsoft's site.

To indicate a Excel file, the link will be preceded by the Excel icon (Excel Spreadsheet)