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ADL Smartcare Accessiblity Help

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Font Size

You can increase or reduce the size of the text by clicking the up or down buttons on the toolbar at the top of the ADL Smartcare website. The text can be increased by up to 3x its original size.

Choose a different typeface

Font Choice

Click this button to change to a different typeface. There is a choice between serif, sans-serif and comic sans fonts.

Change the colours of the website

Themes

The ADL Smartcare Limited website has a variety of different themes to choose from including a high-contrast colour scheme. You can also view the website in a text-only format.

Reading ruler option

Reading Ruler

The reading ruler is to assist you with reading the website. The ruler will follow the movements of your mouse cursor, covering the space above and below to make it easier to read one line at a time.

Screen reader

Screen Reader

For blind and visually impaired users we recommend NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free "screen reader" application which reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. This tool can be used on a variety of different programmes on your computer - not just your web browser or the Smartcare website.

You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.

Click on the screen reader icon on the tool bar for more information and a link to download the programme on to your computer.

Cookie Policy - last updated 25th May 2018

What are Cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

In accordance with the E-Privacy Directive (May 2012), we’re asking you to consent to the way we use cookies. By browsing this website, you consent to allowing cookies to be saved on to your computer’s hard drive.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Are Cookies Dangerous?

No. Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not computer programs, and they can't be executed as code. Also, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses, and modern versions of Internet browsers allow users to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their hard drives.

While cookies are stored on the computer's hard drive, they cannot access the hard drive - so a cookie can't read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.


A few things to note about the cookies we use:

We use cookies to run key processes such as providing you with the advice and information to support your health and social care requirements, and to make our website easier to use. If you choose not to allow the optional cookies listed below, you won't be able to use certain parts of this website.

We will only use social media cookies and the personalisation cookie if you consent to their use.

You can change your settings at any time by clicking on the cookies link that's at the bottom of every page.

If you change your settings, you may want to delete the cookies that were added to your computer before you made the change. You can do this using your browser settings.

We use a cookie to remember your cookie settings. This means that if you delete all your cookies through your browser, you’ll have to update your cookie settings for this website again. You’ll also need to do this if you use a different computer or smartphone, computer profile or browser to the one you usually use.

The following information outlines all of the cookies we use on our website.

Strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies are automatically allowed because the service will not function without them and the site will not allow you navigate the site. They are essential to allow the core features of the site to work.

Strictly necessary cookies allow you to:

Social media cookies:

These cookies allow you to connect with social media, so you can log in to the service using a social media account and share what you have been doing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Social media cookies allow you to:

Performance cookies:

These cookies are automatically allowed because the website won’t work properly without them. They collect information in aggregate about how visitors use our site, which allows us to improve its performance over time.

We use third-party service providers to provide certain analytics services to us in connection with the operation of our website, including the collection and tracking of certain data and information regarding the characteristics and activities of visitors to our website. Google Analytics helps us to improve our services by looking at the pages you visit, when & how often you access them and how you initially found and entered our website.

Learn more about the type of information collected by Google Analytics.

These cookies allow us to:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or https://policies.google.com/technologies/managing

Cookie details

The following shows the details of the cookies we use:

Cookie Name Cookie Type Source Function
_ga, _gid Performance Google Analytics These cookies are used to distinguish users
_gat Performance Google Analytics These cookies are used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
fontSelected, rulerOn, styleSelected, textSizeSelection, turnaccessOn Performance (first party) These cookies are for the basic functionality of the site, such as the accessbility bar - all cookies for the accessibility bar are required to remember your preferences (to the size of the font, colour scheme, etc.) when you move from one page to the next.