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Talking Helps Newcastle aims to provide a website that is accessible to as many people as possible. We work to current standards and guidelines. This allows our content to be accessible to as many people as possible. For more information on this please see below.

If you do have any problems using our website, then please let us know. We will try to fix any issues raised in future updates of this site.

What we do to make our website accessible

  • All pages on this site comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages on this site validate as HTML5.
  • This site is built using well-structured, semantic mark up. Appropriate tags are used to add semantic value to content, ensuring our pages can be read and interpreted by not only web browsers, but also screen readers and other assistive devices.
  • Maintaining a standard, conventional layout and structure throughout the website.
  • Using the correct and appropriate HTML (abbr) tags to mark up our pages and content.
  • Using CSS (abbr) to control styling and presentation of pages.
  • Using JavaScript in an unobtrusive manner, thus separating content from both presentation and behaviour.
  • Checking contrast levels between elements, enhancing legibility of content for those who may be visually impaired.
  • Employing a logical typographical hierarchy for content, enhancing readability.
  • Using table-based mark-up only for tabular data, and never for layout or presentation.
  • Using an adaptive page layout system, allowing content to be shown in a way which is appropriate to the viewing device.
  • Ensuring link text makes contextual sense, using title and rel (abbr) attributes as appropriate.
  • Write content in a style that is understandable and easy to follow.

Should there be an instance when our site does not meet the needs of a specific user group and it is necessary we make changes to our content, structure or markup then we will endeavour to make the necessary changes to ensure that our site is as accessible as possible.

What to expect

Find out more information about our service and what you can expect from the process here.

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What we offer

There are a large range of therapies available to help you within our service. You can read more about the techniques we use here.

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We have a range of courses available as part of our service. Click the link below to find out more.

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Frequently asked questions

It is common to have many questions about our service, we have answered many of the common questions here.

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Talking Helps Newcastle is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. Always consult your own GP or ourselves if you’re in any way concerned about your emotional wellbeing.