This website has been designed with accessibility guidelines in mind – we want you to be able to find your way around the site and get the information you are looking for quickly and easily. Whether you are using a screen reader, can just find staring at a screen tiring or would rather be chatting online to your friends, we hope you will enjoy using this website.

If you have any trouble using this site, you can refer to the site map, help pages or contact us.

Some of the ways we have made this site accessible include:


    • Easy to view colour schemes that are clear and use high contrast.
    • Web-friendly font and text size
    • Open layout with precise headings to aid usability

Access Keys

Access keys are essentially keyboard shortcuts on a website that give a keyboard or screen-reader user quick and easy access to all the main areas of the site.

Windows - press 'Alt' + access key to highlight the link on the page, then press 'Enter' to select that link.
Apple Macintosh - press 'Ctrl' + access key to automatically send you to that specific page.

The following access keys are used on the Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College website.

'Alt' + '0' - EHWLC Homepage
'Alt' + '1' - College
'Alt' + '2' - School Leavers
'Alt' + '3' - Adults
'Alt' + '4' - Higher Education
'Alt' + '5' - International
'Alt' + '6' - Employers
'Alt' + '7' - Sitemap
'Alt' + '8' - Accessibility

Please note: This table is not exhaustive and your browser may or may not support access keys.

Screen Reader Friendly

All images contain ALT tags which are text descriptions of the visual image. We have also used descriptive links instead of ‘click here’ so that you know where a link will take you.

PDF Accessibility

All PDF documents on this website have been optimised for web viewing. If you experience any problems in opening or reading a PDF, you may need to download Adobe Reader (available for free on the Adobe website) or you could use one of the many tools available for converting PDF documents to HTML or text.

Find out more about converting PDFs to HTML or text (to use this tool, you will need to know the URL (i.e. the website address usually beginning 'http://' or 'www' at the top of the screen) of the document you wish to convert.)

Changing your text size:

Internet Explorer

Select the 'View' menu using your mouse or by pressing 'Alt' and 'V' on your keyboard > Select the 'Text Size' option > Choose your preferred text size


Select the 'View' menu using your mouse or by pressing 'Alt' and 'V' on your keyboard > Select the 'Text Size' option > Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ' Enter '.

Alternatively you can press 'Ctrl' and '+' to increase the text size, 'Ctrl' and '-' to decrease the text size. 'Ctrl' and '0' returns you to the default 'normal' size.


Select the 'View' menu using your mouse > Select 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller'


Select the 'View' menu using your mouse > Select 'Zoom'

Screen Resolution

You can also change your computer's screen resolution, which will allow you to make the whole screen larger or smaller:

Windows - Select Start > Control Panel > Display > Settings.
Apple Macintosh - select System Preferences > Displays > Resolution.

For the latest information, on these and other accessibility tools, please visit the BBC's My Web My Way website.