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.
The Macmillan Cancer Support website and some of our affiliated websites were independently audited by Nomensa in June 2011.
As part of our ongoing commitment to meeting high accessibility standards, Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned another audit of our new Information and Support section by Nomensa in February 2015. Its report highlighted to us some accessibility issues that we are now in the process of addressing.
A roadmap is now in place and Macmillan Cancer Support aim to achieve our accessibility goals within the next year. If you have any comments you’d like us to take into account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We recognise that some pages do not yet meet the criteria, but we are in the process of addressing the issues raised in the 2015 audit by Nomensa and hope to have the fixes in place soon.
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.
If you experience any difficulty using the Macmillan Cancer Support website, please email Webmanager. We will be happy to help.
The following websites also have useful advice and information about web accessibility:
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.