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Accessibility Statement

Galmed Pharmaceuticals is committed to providing a website that is acces­sible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the acces­si­bility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Should you experience any diffi­culty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@​galmedpharma.​com.

Our site is currently being tested with the screen readers NVDA and Chromvox.

Accessibility Features

Our site is built with WordPress using Total theme, the creators of the theme have been working on making the theme Accessibility Compliant.

Changing the font size (Zoom)

To enlarge the font size use the keyboard short:

  • For Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, press Ctrl and +
  • For Apple, press ⌘ and +

To decrease the font size use the keyboard short

  • For Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS press Ctrl and –
  • For Apple press ⌘ and –

To return to the default font size press Ctrl and 0 on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS

“Skip” links

We include a skip to content link. When you open a page, the first time you press tab, you will encounter this link.

Alternative content

Images have alter­native content excluding cases where such content would be redundant. At this time there isn’t any video or audio on the site.


We include H1, H2 heading in sequential order on our pages. Using assistive technology you can view the headings of each page.

Changing contrast

The color contrast on this site conforms to the WCAG AA standard. However, if you want to change the contrast on this site, please follow instruc­tions below for the browser that you are using.

For Windows

To change contrast in Firefox

  • From the main browser menu choose options
  • From the options menu choose content
  • Choose the color option on the right hand side
  • The color menu will open up, choose your preferred foreground, background and link colors.

To change contrast in Chrome

  • Go to the Chrome store and download the free extension, High Contrast
  • The extension dialogue box will open where you can adjust the settings
  • The icon for the extension will be placed on the bar near the menu icon.
  • You can also manage the extension from the extension manager.
  • Clicking on the icon will open the dialog box enabling you to change the settings

To change contrast in Explorer

  • Use the keyboard shortcut ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN to open the Windows high contrast dialog box.
  • Choose yes to change the computer settings to high contrast.
  • If you want to change your high contrast settings click on the Start button, choose control panel and then ease of access center.

For Apple

To change contrast in Safari

  • The contrast change is not done within Safari rather it is done through the computer’s settings. So go to settings and choose System Preferences
  • Click on “Accessibility” and select the the ‘Display’ panel
  • Check the box for “Increase Contrast”
  • Exit settings and open Safari and note the changes.

For Android

Go to settings and choose acces­si­bility. There you will find options for large text and high contrast as well as text to speech output.

Updated: March 5, 2018

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