The English Chesterfield Company recognises and values the provision of information on this website in a format which is accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability.
To ensure this happens, we have programmed our website following published web standards and accessibility guidelines. This site is developed using valid XHTML and cascading style sheets (CSS).
What is an accessible website?
A web accessible site means that people with disabilities can use the web. More specifically, web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate and interact with the web, and that they can contribute to the web. It can also benefit others without disabilities for example; older people with changing abilities due to ageing.
A key principal of web accessibility is designing a website in such a way as to be flexible to meet different user needs, preferences and situations. In certain situations, connections may be slow, or a user may have a temporary disability such as a broken arm.
A website designed for accessibility therefore means accepting that, for online information, there is no standard information user, and no standard device for browsing information.
In summary, an accessible website does not exclude anybody due to their abilities, or the method they choose to access the web.
Change text size
Did you know, you can use your browser settings to change the text size for all websites that you visit? The way to do this is slightly different depending on the browser that you use:
If you use Internet Explorer 7/8: Then, select the ‘Page’ menu, then one of the options under ‘Zoom’ or ‘Text Size’. The default setting is ‘Medium’
If you use Mozilla Firefox: Then, select the ‘View’ menu, the ‘Text Size’ then select ‘Increase, Decrease or Normal’.
If you use Opera: Then select the ‘View’ menu, then one of the ‘Zoom’percentage options.
And, if you use Netscape: Then select the ‘View’ menu, then one of the ‘Text Zoom’options
Other browsers may also have similar options available. You may need to look at instructions provided with your browser if similar options to the ones above are not available.