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We want to provide accessible information to support communication with everyone and to ensure equal access to our services.

Web text size and contrast

The accessibility feature at the top of every page on our website allows you to easily change the text size to make it either larger or smaller. You can also change the contrast of the screen, for example to display white text on a black background.

Access Keys

Access keys or accesskeys allow you to get to a specific page from the navigation menu by using your keyboard. When on a page, you can use your keyboard arrows (left/right/up/down) to browse through the navigation menus to find what you are looking for.

If you have any questions on how to do this or to report any problems please let us know by using our feedback form.

Screen readers

To assist those with a visual impairment, the site has been tested with and is compatible with a range of screen-reading software and different devices.

Languages and Google Translate

You can use Google's free online translate service directly from our website via the 'Select Language' feature, appearing at the top of each page.

Please note AWP is not responsible for the accuracy of translation provided via this feature and that medical and technical terms may not always translate accurately on Google Translate.

Interpreting and translation services

If your first language is not English or if you use British Sign Language, our staff can book a range of interpreting and translation services.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists website offer a range of leaflets about different mental health conditions translated into over 25 languages.


You can also access an area of our website called BSLSpace giving information about our services in British Sign language via clickable videos and subtitles.

Large print

Our staff can organise large print versions of letters or leaflets if required.

Easy read

We are also developing a range of Easy Read information.

Website accessibility

This site has been developed and tested in several internet browsers including Internet Explorer 7 and above, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome. This site will not work to its full potential for users of Internet Explorer 6 and below. We very much recommend upgrading your internet browser to the latest version.

We constantly strive to improve our website and work with both members of the public and our service users and carers to make sure the site can be accessed by all. If you have any difficulty accessing any of our content please do not hesitate to get in touch - contact the webmaster by clicking here and filling out the form with your feedback.

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