Accessibility & Web Standards

The Darwen Group is committed to providing its services to people with disabilities. This website has been built from the ground up with accessibility in mind. We have taken all steps possible to make sure this website is accessible to all. Pages within the website are valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and the Style Sheets used conform to CSS 1.0.

Text Size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.

If you use Netscape Navigator, go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.

Access Keys

Access keys have been included to assist users with disabilities when navigating their way through the website. Essentially keyboard shortcuts, access keys provide quick and easy access to common pages without the need for a mouse. Follow the instructions below to use them.

S - Skip navigation
1 - Home page
3 - Site map
4 - Search
8 - Privacy Policy / Terms and conditions
9 - Contact Us
0 - Access key details
A - About Us

To use access keys follow the instructions below appropriate to your web browser...

Internet Explorer 4 - press 'ALT' and access key.

Internet Explorer 5+ - press 'ALT' and access key, then press ENTER.

Internet Explorer 4.5 for Macintosh - does not support access keys.

Internet Explorer 5+ for Macintosh - press 'Control' and access key.

Netscape 6+ - press 'ALT' ('Control' for Macintosh) and access key. (Earlier versions of Netscape do not support Access Keys.)

Mozilla - press ALT ('Control' for Macintosh) and access key.

Safari (Macintosh) - Hold down the CTRL key and access key.

Omniweb (Macintosh) - Hold down the CTRL key and access key.

Opera 7.5+ - press SHIFT+ESC, followed by access key.

If you require more assistance or experience any accessibility problems please send us an enquiry via Contact Us.