Our website is designed to make its content accessible to as many people as possible. In this context, barrier-free access to the information and thus increased user-friendliness is a particular concern for us.

The website is designed in responsive web design so that its content is clear and easy to read and automatically adapts to the size and type of output device (desktop, tablet or smartphone).

Pages and content can be enlarged or reduced using the combination of the control key [ctrl] and the +/- key or moving the mouse wheel. The combination of control [ctrl] and zero [0] returns to the original font size.

The contrast can be changed via the computer's system control or, for mobile devices, via the 'Settings' menu.

ERIH is the first European cultural portal to offer a read aloud function. This is activated by clicking the 'Read aloud' button or the loudspeaker symbol. This opens the toolbar, which can be used, among other things, to highlight the area to be read aloud and to change the volume and speed of the reading. It is also possible to download the text read aloud as an audio file (in mp3 format) for personal use.

The module also offers the option of automatically translating texts into other languages and having them read aloud as well. To do this, select the text area with the right mouse button; a pop-up menu opens, via whose "Translation" function the language can be selected.

We are aware that this does not remove all barriers. There is a lack of information in plain language as well as in sign language and most PDF files as well as documents from third parties are not accessible without barriers.