We aim to make this web site as accessible to everyone as possible, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities. Where applicable the design, content and site coding broadly conform to all Priority 1 web accessibility guidelines as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium.
This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for all visual layout (No tables are used for layout purposes). If your browser does not support stylesheets, the use of structured mark up should ensure that page content is still readable and clearly structured.
To make it easier to read this website, all text has been made fully scaleable using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). You should be able to adjust the text by looking for the appropriate option in your browser preferences.
Care has been taken to ensure colours are generally of strong contrast for on-screen reading. However, visually impaired users may 'override' the default colours using a custom stylesheet if they wish. No information on the site is solely dependant on colour to be intelligible.
All pages on this site have been designed to render correctly on all major web browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape and Opera.
We have also tried to follow best practice principles so that every user can find the information they need. For example:
- Navigation menus appear on every page so you always know where you are.
- The site map gives an overview of the content on this site and where to find it.
- Where appropriate, we have also added link title attributes to describe the link in greater detail.
In many cases use of access keys can conflict with standard browser functions and therefore support for these is limited. However the following keys are available for certain functions on the site:
- Access Key 'H' - Home
- Access Key '1' - Belton House Page
- Access Key '2' - Belvoir Castle Page
- Access Key '3' - Burghley Page
- Access Key '4' - Grimsthorpe Castle Page
- Access Key '5' - Rockingham Castle Page
- Access Key 'G' - Group Visits
- Access Key 'W' - Where to Stay
- Access Key 'O' - Other things to do
- Access Key 'P' - Picture Gallery
- Access Key 'E' - Events
- Access Key 'C' - Contact Us
- Access Key 'M' - Site Map
- Access Key 'L' - Links
- Access Key 'A' - Accessibility
To navigate using your keyboard, please hold down your 'Alt' key and press the relevant key from the list. If you are using an Internet Explorer browser, you will then need to press 'Enter'.