tried to make this website accessible to all users by attempting to use
clear labelling so users know where a link or button is taking them and
the type of documents they are downloading. We have
attempted to use plain English throughout the site to increase accessibility.
All of our documents throughout this website are currently only available
as PDFs (Portable Document Format).
Downloading Adobe and using Adobe PDF Files
To view any Portable Document Format (PDF) you need a copy of Adobe Acrobat
Reader, which is freely available if you do not already have a copy on your
computer (see link below).
Clicking on a PDF link will open the file in your browser window, where
you can view or print the file.
If you click the PDF link with the right mouse button you will be given
various options, one of which is to 'Save Target As....', if you select
this option you can save the PDF file to your computer hard drive, and view
the file whenever you wish.
here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader (opens in new window)
Accessibility of PDFs
of our reports are currently only available as PDFs. We know that this is
a problem for people using screen readers and as the site develops we will
include online summaries of our reports.
Adobe do provide information about accessibility and adobe products, and
Acrobat Reader has a number of accessibility features.
accessibility information (opens new window)
Acrobat support (opens new window)
Adobe also offer a facility that converts PDF files into HTML,
which may help in making the reports more accessible (to obtain the URL
of the PDF you wish to convert: click on the link to the file on this website,
the URL will appear in the browser 'Address' field).
PDF Conversion by Simple Form (opens new window)
If you are still having problems accessing a PDF file, please
contact us and we will try to provide the document in a more suitable format
Tel: 00 44 (0)161 206 4397
Other accessibility issues
You can increase the size of the text on our webpages by:
Select 'View' in your browser menu, then 'select text size/larger' or 'increase
We try not to use colour to convey information, however we also provide
alternative explanations where colour is in use.
All relevant images have 'alt' text descriptions - this is what screen readers
will read, and if you hover the cursor over an image, the description will
Please note that all external links will open up a new browser window. To
return to The Trauma Audit & Research Network website, close the new
Navigating without a mouse
Use the 'arrow' keys to scroll up and down a page. Use the 'tab' key to
move between links, then click 'return' or 'enter' to select a link. Use the 'backspace' key to go back to the previous page.