Some help and tips on how to use accessibility features on the HCPT website:

Acronyms and abbreviations

Wherever possible we avoid using jargon and always provide explanations for acronyms and abbreviations.


Tables are only used for tabular data, not for layout purposes.

All tables have captions and summary text and rows and columns have marked headers.


All of our images and graphics have 'alt text' and written descriptions.

Standards compliance

We strive to comply with the W3C WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

PDF (Portable Document Format)

PDF files preserve all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and colour of a printed document once it is placed on a website. Several documents on our website are provided in PDF format.

Modern versions of PDF software, such as Adobe, have a number of features which improve the accessibility of PDF files. However, if you continue to have trouble reading them, variety of free online tools for converting PDF files to HTML or text are available on the internet.

My web, my way

The BBC and have teamed up to provide great information about how to adapt your computer and web browser. Please visit the site at