The EBC aims to make its website as inclusive as possible. To achieve this, the site has been developed in accordance with W3C guidelines to achieve a minimum accessibility level of "A".

To comply with these guidelines specific design features have been incorporated to address the needs of users with limitations in five key areas: vision impairment, motor skill or mobility issues, auditory limitations, people affected by seizures, and people with cognitive difficulties.

Vision limitations

The site is compatible with screen readers, uses high contrast fonts and all text on the site can be enlarged using the controls at the top right of every page.

Motor/Mobility limitations

The site has been structured so that it can be navigated with a keyboard or mouse alone or with a combination of both. This defined structure also maximises the number of supplementary devices that are compatible with the site.

To navigate the site with just a keyboard:

  • press the ‘tab’ key to cycle through links and interactive elements on the page
  • hold shift while pressing the ‘tab’ key to cycle in reverse order
  • press enter to ‘click’ the highlighted link.

Auditory limitations

Text alternatives to audio cues will be made available where necessary.


No content on the site flashes more than three times in any one second period, nor does any content flash below the general flash and red flash thresholds.

Cognitive limitations

The site uses plain English wherever possible and there is also a glossary available. This glossary can be accessed from the footer of every page.

Documents and downloads

Wherever possible, documents and downloadable files available on this site are provided in multiple formats. These common formats include portable document format (PDF), Microsoft Word (DOC) and Microsoft Excel (XLS).

If you cannot access documents in the formats that are available on this website, please contact the EBC.

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