Accessibility Statement

We are committed to making our websites and applications accessible to all our users and have an ongoing programme of making useful updates and improvements. We are always happy to receive feedback. Please use our online feedback form to let us know about any problems you have had, or contact us through our helpline.  


The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) website has been developed to best practice coding conventions corresponding with guidelines stipulated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) and successfully XHTML 1.0 strict valid.

Text size

You can change the text size on this application to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings. Some browsers will allow you to magnify the whole page. To change the text size, follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer

  • Click ‘View’ to open the View menu or press ‘Alt’ and ‘V’
  • Select the ‘Text Size’ option or select by pressing ‘X’
  • Choose your preferred text size using your mouse or use the up and down arrow keys
  • Click to select the text size or press 'Enter'
  • The text size should change to reflect your choice


  • Click ‘View’ to open the View menu
  • Select the ‘Text Size’ option
  • Select ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’
  • The text on our site should change to reflect your choice


  • Click ‘View’ to open the View menu
  • Click on ‘Make Text Bigger’ or ‘Make Text Smaller’ or to use the keyboard shortcuts select
  • ‘Apple’ and ‘+’ (plus) or ‘Apple’ and ‘-’ (minus)
  • The text size on our site should change to reflect your choice

Consistent page headings and titles

A consistent heading structure has been used so that page information is compatible with access technology.


Where Javascript is used, we always provide a working alternative for those with Javascript turned off. 


The following browsers have been tested for compatibility:

  • Internet Explorer (Windows) v7.0 and v6.0
  • Firefox (Windows and Mac) v3.0 and v2.0
  • Safari (Mac) v2.0

General web accessibility guidance

Find out about the new British Standard on web accessibility: BS 8878:2010 and its predecessor: PAS 78

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