The Medicines for Children website aims to be accessible for all users. Our website has features that allow users to find and engage with information in the way they find easiest.

Web standards

Medicines for Children is compliant to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, level A minimum, level AA for the majority of content. This creates a fast loading website that is accessible to screen readers and is usable in most browsers and browsers available on non-Windows systems.


All text is legible and readable with good size and contrast, and appears even if JavaScript is disabled.

Text in images is avoided where possible, but is always available in the ALT tags.

We use Plain English whenever possible.

Should you need to, most browsers enable you to change the text size – you can see information for Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox here and instructions for Google Chrome are here.

Images and design

All images have ALT tags. Where appropriate, ALT tags provide screen reader users and those with images turned off with a description of the content of the picture.

Alternative to video

Unfortunately, Medicines for Children does not have the resources at present to provide transcripts and audio descriptions for video content.

Browser upgrades

We have tried to make our website compatible with all browsers. If you are using an older browser, our pages may not be presented in the best possible way. It may help you to download a newer version of a browser.

The following are available to download for free, which may help:

Mozilla Firefox    Google Chrome      Safari      Internet Explorer

Our commitment

Medicines for Children strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability. In some areas of the website this is not always possible but we are continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of the website. If you have any suggestions or are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page please contact