Accessibility statement

We want everyone who visits the Orchard Care Homes website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

To help us make the Orchard Care Homes website a positive place for everyone, our web content conforms, where possible, to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, Conformance Level A, and current best practice guidance.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

About this site


All content images used in this site include descriptive alternative text to give meaning to images.

Decorative graphics include null ALT attributes. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes, which explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout.

This site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in web browsers.

If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Use of Assistive Technologies

Assistive technologies are used by people with disabilities to help make life online a little easier.

Assistive technology comes in many different forms, including:

  • Alternative keyboards
  • Braille
  • Screen magnifiers
  • Screen readers
  • Speech recognition
  • Scanning software
  • Tabbing through structural elements
  • Text browsers
  • Voice browsers

Wherever possible, our web services are tested against as many types of assistive technologies as we can to make the pages as accessible as possible.

If you are unable to access any information using any assistive technology, then please contact us and we will try to find an alternative way for you to access the information.

Online accessibility guidance


AbilityNet provides a range of free services to help disabled people get the most from computers and the Internet.

NVDA project

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

BBC Accesibility Guidance

The BBC provides detailed information on how to make your computer speak text aloud.


Microsoft have a comprehensive guide for Individuals with vision impairments, which contains information on magnification and audio narration of web pages.


Apple’s comprehensive accessibility pages cover Mac (OSX) and iPhone/iPad (iOS) accessibility.

Apple provide a guide to their voiceover software which can make it easier for the blind and those with low vision to use a computer.


The Google accessibility page covers information on using accessibility features in Android OS and the Chrome web browser.

Firefox (Mozilla)

Information about accessibility in Firefox (web browser).

Accessing this site in other languages

Google Translate and Microsoft's Bing Translator will translate text into a variety of languages.