The National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health is committed to making its Web site accessible to all Internet users and to meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. We are engaged in a review of compliance and will act quickly to address any areas of non-compliance that we become aware of.

We welcome input and advice from our site users. If you should be aware of a non-compliance with The Act, and/or general best practice in this respect, please do not hesitate to contact us on

Aids for reading text

Text size
On a PC running a Microsoft Internet Explorer browser, the text size can be increased by selecting View and then Text Size from the menu.

Colours and fonts
On a PC running a Microsoft Internet Explorer browser it is possible to override page styles by modifying the browser settings from the Tools and Internet Options menu. Within the General tab click on the Accessibility button and then select the appropriate option to override the page colours, fonts or text size.
Then, in the General tab, an easy-to-read colour palette can be chosen by clicking on the Colors button, deselecting Use Windows colors, and then selecting appropriate background and text colours.
For other operating systems and browser types, there should be equivalent options available. Please refer to the Help menu on the browser.

For more detailed information on help with visual or hearing accessibility issues, the Royal National Institute of Blind People(RNIB) and Action on Hearing Loss have created some excellent online resources.