Dowse & Co is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
Web Accessibility Initiative
This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
W3C Standards and WordPress
The site is built using WordPress.
WordPress aims to make the WordPress Admin and bundled themes fully WCAG 2.0 AA compliant where possible.
All new and updated code released in WordPress must conform with these guidelines as per the WordPress Accessibility Coding Standards. Some current features and functionality in development may not yet fully comply, and known issues are listed in the WordPress Trac “accessibility” focus.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using these standards means any future browsers will also display correctly too.
Whilst Dowse & Co strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Dowse & Co website, please contact us
Making your text size larger or smaller
You can change your text size using your browser options:
In Internet Explorer: You can change the text size in Internet Explorer by selecting View > Text size then choosing your preferred text size from ‘Smallest’ to ‘Largest’. The default setting is ‘Medium’.
In Firefox: You can change the text size in Firefox by selecting View > Text size then choosing ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’. The default setting is ‘Normal’.
In Opera: You can change the text size in Opera by selecting View > Zoom then choosing the image size to view the website. This increases the size of the whole site.
In Mozilla / Netscape: You can change the text size in Mozilla / Netscape by selecting View > Text size then choosing a larger or smaller ‘percentage’ or click on ‘larger’ or ‘smaller’ to go one size up or down.
Changing your computer screen settings: You can change the size of the image shown on your screen on a PC running the Windows 95 and upwards operating system by selecting Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings and change the desktop area by using the sliding bar.