NHS Kernow is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Accessibility guidelines have been an integral part of the design and development process from the outset.

We have taken all steps possible to make sure this web site is accessible to all. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us, since we are continually striving to improve the experience for all visitors.

This site aims to comply with priority one and priority two of the W3C accessibility guidelines. We operate a system of continuous improvement to ensure the guidelines are met.


Recite is an innovative Cloud based web accessibility solution which allows you, the visitor, to customise this website the way you need it to work for you. Easy to use, the software includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features.

To launch the Recite Web accessibility toolbar you will need to click on the Recite button. This will then launch the tool bar, which will appear at the top of the page. You can read the user guide here.

To disable the auto read you need to click on the button marked “Settings”. This will give you a list of three functions to choose from. You need to click on the bottom to the right of the option marked “Autoplay” this will then disable auto read.

To close the Recite toolbar simply click on the icon marked “Authentication”. This will then give you the option to close the recite tool bar by clicking on the “close” button.


Some documents on this website are in PDF (Portable Document Format). To read them you will require Adobe Acrobat viewer, which can be downloaded here. If you need further information about Adobe accessibility, visit


The dynamic site map provides a continuously updated overview of NHS Kernow website structure, helping orientation within the site layout and therefore easing navigation.

Text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily by clicking the low vision options at the top of our website.

Alternatively, you can adjust your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings by going to the Tools menu, selecting 'text size', 'text zoom' or 'zoom' and increasing the size of the text.

In many browsers, you can use your keyboard to adjust text size:

  1. To make the web page text size larger: Ctrl + + on the numeric keypad (hold down Ctrl and press +), or Ctrl + = on the main keyboard
  2. To decrease the text size: Ctrl + -