We have endeavoured to make all content on this site accessibile where possible. When this has not been possible we have provided textual transcripts of the content.

Below are some of the accessibility features that are available on this site:

Standards compliance

This website is built using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
As far as possible, we have tried to ensure that:

Resizable text

Text can resized using your built-in browser controls.

For more information on customising this site please see the how to guides on the BBC: My Web My Way website.

Navigation aids

If you are using a screen reader or speaking browser, we have special links ‘skip to content’ inks on every page to help you jump to the main content. These are often called ‘skip links’.

These menus will be read out to you. If you are not using assistive software, you will not see these links.

Accessibility of EDGE objects

This website contains Adobe EDGE objects for interactive resources, for those who don’t have the most recent browsers an image alternative is provided.

The interactive EDGE resources have been designed to work without the use of a mouse, and can be used with the keyboard controls using the Tab and arrow keys.

For users who have problems accessing this content full textual transcripts of the content have been provided below each EDGE object via ‘View Text Alternative’ buttons.
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We have used JW Player 6 to deliver video content on this website. JW Player is designed to support its full-featured set on all popular browsers and devices. It has two underlying browser technologies it can use to play a media format: the HTML5 video element and the Adobe Flash plugin.

When using the video you can adjust the volume and enlarge the screen by selecting the buttons at the bottom of the player.

Where possible we have provided full textual transcripts of video content. These can be accessed below each clip.

You can also view the videos on Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s YouTube channel.