Accessibility statement for the Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC) website

EDRC is committed to making this website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This accessibility statement refers to the website. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Access most of the information found on the website.
  • 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.
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Feedback and contact information

If you have any issues accessing this website, wish to provide feedback or need further information, please contact us at

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We want to ensure that everyone can access our website. If there are issues we need to improve or you find any problems not listed on this page, please contact us at

Contacting us

Please contact for general enquiries.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Energy Demand Research Centre is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 A standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

The site achieves WCAG 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations:

  • Some images do not have alt tags
  • Some PDFs and other files may not be optimised for screen reader
  • Some video embeds may not have captions
  • Some video embeds have captions that do meet colour contrast standards
  • Some video embeds do not have transcripts
  • Some video embeds do not have an audio described option
  • Some video embeds do not have a title
  • PDFs and other documents
  • Some of our older PDFs are not currently accessible, mainly those created in Word. Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards. Links to file types that could be difficult for users of assistive technology will be clearly marked as such.

Known browser support for the site

Our site supports:

  • Microsoft Edge – latest version
  • Firefox – latest version
  • Safari – latest version
  • Chrome – latest version

Get advice

Refer to the following websites to get information relating to accessibility matters such as how to adjust your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to suit your individual needs.

How accessible is this website?

The website has been developed following guidelines which are aimed at achieving a good level of accessibility – we endeavour to meet with WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
We have taken the following accessibility and usability guidelines into consideration when developing the site:

  • Providing simple, consistent operable site navigation.
  • Providing easy to perceive and understand content.
  • Using style sheets for visual layout, the content can still be read with style sheets turned off or with a different style applied by your own browser set-up.
  • Using an easy-to-read font type.
  • Endeavouring to provide suitable foreground and background colour contrast.
  • Providing text equivalents for images, where appropriate.
  • Using semantic HTML to improve readability by screen readers.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30/10/2023. It was last reviewed on 30/10/2023