Accessibility

Macmillan Cancer Support is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so strive to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Accessibility guidelines
We’re working to ensure all pages on this website conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines also makes web content more user friendly for all people.

Accessibility guardianship
The Macmillan Cancer Support website and some of our affiliated websites were independently audited by Nomensa in June 2011. A roadmap is now in place and Macmillan Cancer Support aim to achieve our accessibility goals within the next year.

Contact information
If you experience any difficulty using the Macmillan Cancer Support website, please email webmanager@macmillan.org.uk. We will be happy to help.

The following websites also have useful advice and information about web accessibility:

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
RNIB web access centre

Easy Read information
We have a range of Easy Read booklets for anyone who cannot read our patient information. This may be because you have a learning disability, because you don't speak English or because you have sight or hearing problems.

You can order these booklets from our be.Macmillan website. You can also search for ‘Easy Read’ in the search box in the top right-hand corner of our main website.

British Sign Language videos

You can see some of our cancer information videos with British Sign Language translations.

Information in different languages and formats

Download information in Bengali, Chinese (traditional), Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu, and Welsh.

Fonts for dyslexia

There are free downloadable fonts available including Dyslexie and OpenDyslexic to help users with dyslexia or dyslexia-related issues.