Accessible resources

The Patient Information Group strives to ensure that the College’s patient information resources are accessible to a variety of audiences and individuals with additional needs.

We have created an Easy Read booklet to help patients and their carers understand what is involved in Having an operation with anaesthesia (an Easy Read booklet)

In addition we have installed Browsealoud across the whole of our website.

Browsealoud is an assistive technology software that adds speech and reading tools to make the RCoA website and online content (including PDF documents) more accessible to people with additional accessibility needs and those with mild visual impairments.

Specific features include:

  • text-to-speech with choice of reading speeds and highlighters to enhance reading comprehension
  • on-screen text magnifier helps users with visual impairments
  • MP3 generator converts text to audio files for offline listening
  • screen mask blocks on-screen clutter, letting readers focus on text being read
  • webpage simplifier removes ads and other distracting content for easier reading
  • Browsealoud can be customised to users’ own preference of colour, display and font size.

It can be found top right on the website, under the Search tool.