Resuscitation Council (UK)


Our Commitment

The Resuscitation Council (UK) is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are committed to complying with the Disability Discrimination Act and have made significant improvements to our websites in order to reduce the barriers experienced by people with disabilities.   

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

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

We are aware, however, that occasionally we do make mistakes. If you find any of our pages inaccessible please contact us to let us know. Please include details of the technology you are using and we will make every reasonable effort to either remove the barrier or provide the information in a format that you find acceptable.

Web browsers

Our sites have been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. They should display correctly in the following browsers.

Chrome - current version

Mozilla Firefox - current version

Internet Explorer - 9 and above

Safari - current version

While we design our websites to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas.

Access keys

If you have difficulty in using a mouse or similar devices, you can use keyboard shortcuts. We follow the government's access key system.

The keyboard shortcuts are:

0 - Access key details

1 - Home page
3 - Site Map
4 - Search
6 - Privacy
7 - Website Disclaimer
8 - Terms & Conditions
9 - Contact us

S - Skip navigation

How do I use the access keys for my browser?       

  • Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER.        
  • Internet Explorer 5+ for Mac: Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key
  • Internet Explorer 4.5 for Mac: Access keys are not supported.
  • Mozilla: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.


Resizing text

If the text is too small for you to read comfortably then you can resize it. Instructions are given for major browsers below:

  • Internet Explorer (version 5 and later):
    Choose Tools>Internet Options…>Accessibility… and check the ignore font sizes specified on web pages option. Click OK, OK, and then you can alter the text size using the View>Text Size option.
  • Mozilla FireFox
    Select the keys CTRL and + (From menu: View, Text Size, Increase) together to increase text size and CTRL and - to reduce it (From menu: View, Text Size, Decrease).
  • All other browsers
    You should be able to resize the text directly from the menu bar. Please see your specific browser help pages if you are having difficulty.


Low graphics pages

Although not strictly text-only, these pages are quicker to download and useful if you don't need the images or if you are on a slow connection. 

Downloadable documents

Where possible we try to provide downloadable documents in different formats including PDF and rich text format.

If you have difficulties obtaining information from a PDF you can use Adobe's web-based conversion service to produce an HTML version.  However, please be aware that the standard of HTML produced is not very good.

We appreciate that it is frustrating to be unable to access information.  Please bear with us whilst we continue to work on improving the accessibility of our site.

If any downloadable document presents a barrier to accessing information, please contact us with details of the document in question, the problems encountered and what we could do to help.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing or please contact us providing full details of the problem.

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