We have based the accessibility of Health Portal on WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines. This means that certain technological tools and principles of content creation have been used, to make the content of the Health Portal more usable for visually impaired, blind, deaf, or cognitively impaired people. In addition, it is possible to improve the accessibility of information by configuring your computer at the browser and operating system level. An overview of the basic settings is given below.
Magnifying content in Health Portal
To magnify the content, we recommend using the built-in functionality of the web browser. In the web browser, you can zoom in or out by pressing the Ctrl key (Cmd key in MacOS) and the "+" or "-" key at the same time. The text can be returned to normal size by pressing the Ctrl and 0 keys at the same time.
All common operating systems contain separate programs or settings for changing the size of the content displayed on the screen:
In Windows 7, you can find a program called Magnifier if you click on the "Start" button at the bottom left, type Magnifier (the first few letters are enough) and press Enter. Magnifier program tracks the position of the mouse cursor, and everything is displayed enlarged in the small window that opens.
In Windows 10, it is possible to enlarge the content by pressing the button with the Windows logo on the lower left and at the same time the plus sign (+) button on the keyboard as many times as you want to enlarge the content. To reduce the size of the content, simultaneously press the Windows logo button and the minus sign (-) button on the keyboard.
On Apple computers, to use zoom, click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner > System Settings > Accessibility > Zoom.
Using a screen reader
A screen reader is a program that tries to interpret what is displayed on the computer screen and pass it on in other forms - for example, as sounds, audio commentary. It is an aid for the visually impaired.
The content presented in the Health Portal is created according to standards that can be used by screen readers. This means, that everything important, both descriptions of activities and images, are read from the screen.
A selection of popular screen readers:
JAWS (Windows) https://www.freedomscientific.com
VoiceOver (OS X, free, built-in)
NVDA (Windows, Free) https://www.nvaccess.org/download
SystemAccess (Windows) https://www.serotek.com/systemaccess
If you notice that something in the Health Portal does not meet your accessibility expectations, please be sure to let us know by writing to [email protected] Together we can make Health Portal better and more usable.