Accessibility Policy

RCOphth is committed to providing equal access to our information. We want everyone to be able to view and navigate our website effectively and easily.

Date: 3.11.2021

Date of next review: 3.11.2022

The RCOphth website takes on board international guidance and best practice on web accessibility. This website is designed to meet the level A criteria of the Web Accessibility Initiative WCAG 2.0 requirements. See the WAI website for more information.

The College is committed to testing and delivering all web content on the website. We continually seek to make improvements to accessibility and the usability of the website. 

Navigating our Website

Our website contains links to information. All links are coloured to make them easily noticeable. When your mouse cursor hovers over these links, a short descriptive text box will normally appear. 

For non-mouse users and those that use screen readers, the RCOphth website pages can be accessed using your standard keyboard shortcuts and links are made as descriptive as possible.

Third-party functionality and services

Where necessary, the RCOphth work with third-party providers to ensure all users can access our content. However, we can’t guarantee that applications and services provided by third parties remain accessible and usable due to various updates made by these suppliers. 

Please contact [email protected] if you discover any of our third party services are not useable. 

External links

We endeavour to link to external sites that are useable and accessible. However, the College is not responsible for the content of external websites, nor any accessibility issues on these sites.

PDF documents

Our content may contain links to PDF files. You will need a PDF reader installed on your computer to open these. Most can be downloaded for free, e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader (Windows or Mac), or Foxit Reader (Windows).

PDF documents may present accessibility challenges to users of assistive technology. If you need PDF documents in an alternative format, please email us at [email protected]


We are committed to the continual improvement of the accessibility of our website. We achieve this by doing the following:

  • Speaking with our users and incorporating their feedback to improve our content.
  • Keep up with the latest best practices and evolving standards.
  • Reporting web accessibility issues. 

We are keen to get feedback from our users.  If you experience any accessibility issues while using our website, please let us know by emailing [email protected]