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  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns
  • Retire with style at The Hawthorns



Changing the way this website is displayed:

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Text size:
The size of text displayed on this website can be changed from any page by clicking on the text size links in the page header. There are three preset text sizes to choose from, the largest of which is 200 percent larger than the default text size.

Some browsers may also allow you to adjust the text size on this website using the font size setting. This setting is usually found in the 'View' menu.

Magnifying an entire page:
Many current browsers also will allow you to magnify the entire screen with a Zoom function. To zoom in or out of the page you are viewing, hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and press the plus (+) or minus (-) keys, or use your mouse wheel.

Plain layout and customising styles:
This website has been built with W3C standards compliant XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1 which means it is still easily usable and fully functional if your browser does not support CSS, or you wish to turn it off.

You can further customize style and display settings in most current browsers. Settings vary between browsers so please refer to your browser’s help section for further details.


Access Keys:

Table of accesskeys used on hawthornsretirement.co.uk

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To use accesskeys in the most popular browsers, hold down the Alt key and press the letter or number of the accesskey. In Internet Explorer and some other browsers, you may need to press the Enter key to activate the link.

Some assistive technology tools (such as the IBM HomePage Reader and WindowEyes) already make use of the Alt + accesskey combinations and users of these tools will not be able to use these access keys.

These access key assignments are based on research into best practice across the web and UK Government's recommendations.


Accessibility statement:

The Hawthorns Retirement Ltd is committed to ensuring its website is accessible and easy to use for all its users, regardless of their ability or disability.

The Hawthorns Retirement website uses XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1 that meets the standards set by the W3C and displays correctly in current browsers using standards-compliant XHTML/CSS.

When building this website, we have endeavoured to comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Part 3 of The Disability Discrimination Act. The Hawthorns website exceeds WCAG 'AA' standards for website accessibility and is very close to meeting WCAG 'AAA' standards. We are continually striving to achieve the 'AAA' WCAG compliance for accessibility and to make the web site clear and simple for everybody to use.


Accessibility software:

  • Lynx browser, a free text-only web browser for visually impaired users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Links browser, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  • Opera browser, a visual browser rich in accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, and image disabling. A free downloadable version is available for most operating systems.


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