Help in using the website

The North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance 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 use the contact us link shown on the menu appearing on each page of the site.

How do I change text size?

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily using a variety of methods.
If your mouse has a scroll wheel you can, in most browsers, increase and decrease the size of text by holding down the CTRL key and using the scroll wheel on your mouse. Alternatively Internet Explorer, Mozilla based browsers such as Firefox and WebKit based browsers such as Safari on the Mac and Chrome on the PC have menus to allow you to set the text size manually:
Internet Explorer 4: choose View>Internet Options…>Accessibility… and check the ignore font sizes specified on web pages option. Click OK, OK, and then you can alter the text size using the View>Text Size option
Internet Explorer (version 5 and later): choose Tools>Internet Options…>Accessibility… and check the ignore font sizes specified on web pages option. Click OK, OK, and then you can alter the text size using the View>Text Size option
All other browsers should be able to resize the text directly from the menu bar. Please see your specific browser help pages if you are having difficulty

Health information in other languages
You can translate most pages of this website, using Google Translate, into more than 50 languages by clicking the ‘translate’ link at the top of the page and selecting your language. You will need JavaScript enabled for this to work.
The translation is done by Google Translate, which is a ‘machine translation’ engine that uses mathematical algorithms when translating. As a result, the translated text is not of the same quality as if it had been translated by a human translator. This also means that there is a difference in quality of translation between the languages.
However, as the technology behind Google Translate improves, the quality of the translation will improve too. Find out more about how Google Translate works on their support page.

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text (also known as alt-text) which describes the image or its function as appropriate. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include null alt attributes.

How do I change colours?
Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.
Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.
If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘Tools’ menu, select ‘Options’, then click on the ‘Content’ tab and select the ‘Font and Colours’ button. From here you can override the colours used on this site by ticking the boxes marked ‘Always use my: Fonts’ and ‘Always use my: Colors’. You can also specify which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, as well as which background colour. In addition, you can choose the colours of links to sites you have previously visited and those you have not.

Contact us
If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please contact us using the form available on the Contact Us page and we will try to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.

Useful links
The following websites have useful advice and information about web accessibility.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) -

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