We aim to ensure that all General Dental Council webpages conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (AA Standard), and we are continually striving to improve this site's accessibility. If you have any comments or feedback on this site, please contact us​.


This website is compatible with all the most popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Opera and Firefox. 

Text size

You can change the text size on this site using the enlarge text options at the top right corner of each page. Click on the 'A's to enlarge or shrink the text.
You can also change the text size using your browser. Navigate to your browser's options. Go to the 'view' menu and select 'text size' and choose the size you would like to view the site in.


You can navigate the site via the top and left navigation bars, the A-Z of the site,
the search facility in the top right of each page, the quick links sections on the home page.

Keyboard navigation

The arrow keys on your keyboard can be used to scroll up or down the page. You can use the tab key to select the next link on the page, and press return or enter to visit the link. To go back a page, use the backspace key.


The GDC website has been constructed to be accessible via screen readers and text based browsers. Links contained within the content of a page are descriptive. Links to documents are labelled as Word or PDF and will open in a new window.

Downloading or reading documents

Most documents are available in PDF and Word formats. Access Adobe translates PDFs into HTML or a text email, making them accessible if you use a screen reader. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website. If you need to request a document in a different format, please contact us.


All content images include descriptive ALT attributes to describe for people using screen readers.


All the information on individual pages is printer friendly.  Please use the icon towards the top right of each page, or use Ctrl P. This will print the body of the page only. You can also use GDC2GO to collect pages for printing.

Equality and diversity

We are committed to promoting and developing equality and diversity in all our work. We want to ensure that all of our products and services are accessible to everyone. If you would like a copy of the information on our website in a different format (for example, large print or audio) or a language other than English, please contact us.

Problems accessing our site?

If you are having problems accessing infomation on our website, or if you have any comments or queries about the site, please contact us.