Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that our website and online resources are accessible to everyone.

Web accessibility standards

Our website is designed to conform with best practice web and accessibility standards and guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative.

Access keys

Access keys provide a keyboard shortcut for users who wish to go directly to a specific part of the website. They also help users who don’t use a pointing device, such as a mouse. To use the access keys for our website press "Alt", followed by the shortcut  number or letter, followed by the enter key.

  • S = Skip navigation
  • 1 = Home page
  • 2 = News page
  • 3 = Site map
  • 4 = Search facility
  • 6 = Help
  • 7 = Contacts
  • 8 = Disclaimer
  • 0 = Key details

Alternative text

All images on our website are accompanied by suitable alternative text (alt-text) that describes the image. Images that are used for design and layout purposes may include null ALT attributes.

Links

All text links on our website have clear and descriptive titles so that they make sense when read out of context.

Text size

You can change the font size in your browser's settings. 

  • In Internet Explorer choose "View", followed by "Text Size" and then select the size you require.
  • In Firefox choose "View", then "Text Size/Increase or Decrease".
  • In Safari choose "View", then "Make Text Bigger" or "Make Text Smaller".
  • In Opera choose "View", then "Zoom" and then a percentage. 
  • In Chrome choose the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar, select "Settings", click "Show advanced settings", in the "Web Content" section, use the "Font size" drop-down menu to make adjustments.

Visual design

We use cascading style sheets (CSS) for the visual layout of our website. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets, you should still be able to read the content of each page.

Reporting problems

If you have any difficulty using our website, please email websupport@esrc.ac.uk. We will make every effort to resolve any issues.

Further accessibility information

For further advice on website accessibility, visit the BBC's My Web My Way website.