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Our office

This accessibility statement applies to our office on floors 9 and 10 of Eastgate House.

There are disabled parking spaces at the front of the building. The building can be accessed by a ramp to the ground floor lobby. There is a notice in reception with details of notifying hosts of a disability, in order to get additional support in case of an evacuation. There are lifts to our floors, and an access intercom at an accessible level. The reception desk at floor 10 has two levels, and there is a hearing loop in the hearing rooms on floor 10.

If you have any questions about the accessibility of our offices, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our website

This accessibility statement applies to the information on the Education Workforce Council’s website (www.ewc.wales). Accessibility auditing takes place either quarterly, or following large updates, using the WAVE tool and Google Lighthouse.

Using this website

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, this means that you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

We’ve also made sure that the language we use is as simple as possible.

We’ve added the ReachDeck Toolbar to our site. If you struggle with reading, have a visual impairment, or prefer to read in your own language, the ReachDeck Toolbar can help.

Select the blue person icon that is at the top of the page. This will launch the ReachDeck Toolbar. You’ll see it dock to the top of your screen. Now select the first ‘pointed finger’ icon on that toolbar and hover your mouse pointer over any text on our site to hear it read out loud.

The ReachDeck Toolbar will help you to read and translate the content on our website. Its features include:

  • text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • translation: translate content into over 100 languages
  • text magnification: enlarge text and hear it read out loud
  • MP3 generation: convert selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • screen mask: reduce glare with a tinted mask
  • web page simplifier: remove clutter from the screen. Display only the main text
  • picture dictionary: displays pictures related to text selected on the page

If you’ve got a disability, AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use.


If you need information on this website in a different format, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us on 029 2046 0099.

So that we can better meet your needs, let us know what alternative format you would like to receive, and if you use any assistive technology.

You can also email us if you find any problems with the website, or if you think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations.

Complying with standards

This website has been created using XHTML and CSS. This website conforms to level AA standard of WCAG 2.1. We will review the site regularly to improve this level.

PDFs and other documents

New documents we publish should be fully accessible.

We know that some older documents (published before 23 September 2018) are not accessible.

Some of these are historic documents and are not essential to providing our services. These types of documents are exempt from the regulations. We do not currently have any plans to make them accessible.

There may be other documents that are not accessible. They will be made accessible when they are reviewed.

If you need to access publications in an alternative format, please contact us.

We are aware of the current amber warnings on our website:

  • images on the front page are hyperlinked
  • the magnifying glass image on all pages is hyperlinked to the search page

About this statement

This statement was prepared on 27 April 2023.

It will be reviewed on 1 April 2024.