We've aimed to make this website as accessible as possible by keeping to industry web standards such as WAI and DDA and have recently installed Point symbolisation from Widgit. Point shows a 'symbol tooltip' whenever you hold your mouse pointer over a word. The symbols in the tooltip box illustrate the concept of the word.
Why should I use Point?
Point can help people with dyslexia, groups who are learning to read and those who don't have English as their first language. Having the symbols appear next to a word is also a useful prompt for anyone reading new or unfamiliar words.
How do I turn Point on and off?
On the accessibility page of this website, you will see the 'Enable/Disable Point' button. Click the button to turn Point on and off. For more information please visit www.widgit-online.com
You can also download software that will read out the contents of a web page - one example is Browse Aloud.
Please note that The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and UCH is not responsible for the content of third party websites and is not responsible for any issues that may arise from the downloading or installation of software contained on external websites.