Essex Rivers Hub

We want to make sure that this website is accessible for everyone. The following tips may help you get the best out of the website.

Text size

The website has been written to allow you to easily change the text size 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 "Zoom" option
  • Select "Zoom in" or "Zoom out"

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

If your mouse has a scrolling wheel in the middle of the right and left click buttons, you can hold down the 'Ctrl' key on the keyboard and scroll it up and down, the text size will increase and decrease. This works in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Accessibility in Windows

Windows also have a number of computer settings you can select to make your enjoyment of our website better. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility Options. You can select options to alter your keyboard, display and mouse settings.


The Essex Rivers Hub website has been developed to best practice coding conventions corresponding with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) guidelines. The website templates have been successfully validated to XHTML 1.0 strict.


Javascript is commonly used to add interactivity to webpages, usually in reponse to mouse actions. Where JavaScript is used, we have provided a working alternative for visitors who have JavaScript turned off.

  • The highlighting of each river catchment as you mouse over the county map on the home page requires Javascript. Alternatively you can select the catchment of interest from the Projects or Walkovers items on the main menu, or click on those menu items to see a list of all the catchments.
  • The highlighting of each project or walkover on the catchment map pages requires Javascript. Alternatively you can click on the Project list or Walkover list links to view a list of projects or walkovers for the catchment.


Side policy

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo           

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust