Access Keys:

Note: to be able to use the accesskey feature, you need to use a browser that supports accesskeys.


Many Internet users can find websites difficult to use due to the way they have been designed. We recognise that this is an important issue and do our best to ensure that the Stella Shawzin website is accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.

All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict, use structured semantic markup and the CSS has also been validated.

We strive to obey the spirit of the UK Disability Discrimination Act 1995. If you come across a page you find difficult to use please let us know.

Accessibility Design

This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers. As such, visitors can control the size of the content text and can use "access keys" on the keyboard rather than the mouse to navigate through pages.

The stylesheet uses relative font sizes for all content text and is written to display pages correctly in most commonly used browsers. In early versions of browsers and browsing devices that do not support stylesheets at all, the flow of the content has been tested to ensure it entirely retains its sense.

The site is free of frames and uses a cascading style sheet for visual layout.

Internal Navigation Links

At the start of every page are invisible links providing direct access to content, navigation and the accessibility statement, each with access keys.

Access Keys

Most modern browsers support jumping to specific links by using "access keys". Our access keys use the UK government access keys system where applicable and these access keys take you to the relevant page within the site. These simple instructions will enable you to use "access keys" on Mac and Windows.

Macintosh Users: You press Control + the "access" key.

Windows Users: Safari 3+ & Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+ Press ALT + the "access" key, then press the "ENTER" key to trigger the action.

Firefox 1+: Press SHIFT & ALT + the "access" key.

Opera. 9+: Press SHIFT & ESC, then select the appropriate "access" key from the list displayed.

  • [s] Skip to main content
  • [n] Skip to first level navigation
  • [0] Accessibility statement and access key details (this page)
  • [1] Home page
  • [3] Site map
  • [9] Contact

Javascript and Flash

This site makes use of Javascript and the Adobe Flash Player plug-in to provide video content and image galleries on some pages.

Where JavaScript and Flash are used, they are only used to enhance the user experience. They are never essential.