Accessibility Policy

Overall approach

MadABout seek to follow best practice accessibility guidelines such as those published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the UK government’s Central Office of Information (COI).

Steps we have taken to improve access include:

  • customisation of text size, and of background and text colours etc.
  • meaningful text alternatives for any non-text content
  • keyboard, as well as mouse, access
  • compatibility with a range of common browsers and key assistive technologies
  • consistent navigation.

We outline below the specific policy we have developed for NCAT Patient Experience site.

Technologies and formats used

This site uses standard formats such as HTML, XHTML transitional 1.0 and CSS 2, which are recommended by W3C. Other technologies and formats used include:

  • PDF documents
  • Javascript

Maintenance and sustainability

As part of our ongoing maintenance of the level of accessibility of this site, we aim to ensure that:

  • any new content added by us will be reviewed for accessibility; periodically an accessibility audit of new content will be carried out
  • unless otherwise requested, only minimal effort will be taken to ensure that ‘archived’ legacy content complies with the guidelines.

Changing screen resolution

This web site has been optimised to be viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024×768, and optimised to work in IE7 and above, and in Firefox 3.0 and above. However, you can easily change your screen resolution as required. The Help system on your computer should provide information on how to do this.


Where used, for all images which are not purely decorative, we have provided alt texts or longer text descriptions, depending on the image.