Laura Ashley recognises the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled.
We aim to provide a fully accessible website built in accordance with best practices for accessibility and web standards. However, please note that some of our older pages may not yet meet all the standards outlined here. Practical measures include the following:
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that replace the need to use a mouse for navigation. For this site, you can use:
- S Jump to Content
- N Jump to Navigation
- l Jump to Local Navigation
- 0 Jump to Accessibility Statement (this page)
Many Internet users with disabilities find websites difficult or even impossible to use simply because of the way they are designed. 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 text and can use 'access keys' on the keyboard rather than the mouse to navigate through the pages.
You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser. In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.
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. When keyboard-navigating, however, the links become visible - try tabbing through the links on the page.
We aim to make all our pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and use structured semantic mark-up. We also aim for our pages to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, which are endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind. We strive to obey the spirit of the UK Disability Discrimination Act 2005 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission.