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Accessibility statement

This site has been designed to meet W3C WAI AA standards of accessibility and is built to NHS Guidelines.  Low graphic and text only options have also been provided. 

The site is built using the standard screen font Arial. It is built to be viewed in a 1024 x 768 screen resolution, which is the most accommodating screen resolutions for our target audience.

The site has been developed to be viewable in all major, up to date browsers including IE 6.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and above, Google Chrome 2.0 and above and Opera 9.0 and above.

The Trust has masses of information available to many different audiences and we have tried to ensure that we have delivered this information to you in the best way possible - presenting it in a sensible structure and linking relevant information together where possible.

To assist you in finding what you're looking for, the site has a full search (which will search not only the site pages, but also the content of any uploaded documents such as Word docs) along with other restricted searches for specific information regarding services, locations, staff etc.  We have also included A-Z catalogues where relevant.

Viewing alternative text sizes

If you want to increase or decrease the size of the text on our site, we recommend you do it via your browser. We've listed the most popular browsers here with instructions on how to alter the text size:

Internet Explorer -  View > Text size

Mozilla Firefox -  View > Zoom (you can Zoom in or out on the site - you can also choose just to increase the size of the text by selecting Zoom Text Only)

Google Chrome - Zoom then use + or - signs to increase or decrease the size

Opera - use the + & - symbols on your keyboard to increase or decrease the size

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital

February 2014