Accessibility Statement

We recognise the importance of providing a website that is accessible by all users. We are aware that some people with disabilities find using the internet difficult and we also know that many sites do not accommodate those with visual or other disabilities. With this foremost in our mind we have tried our very best to make this website as accessible as possible. An accessible website ensures that all visitors have the same user experience whether they use assisting technology or not. The Fresh Pastures website meets the level 1 (and in part level 2) of the W3C's (Web Accessibility Initiative) Standards & Guidelines for creating accessible websites and the W3C Guidelines for correct HTML and CSS markup.

The Fresh Pastures website has been optimised for and tested on the following Web Browsers; Microsoft Internet Explorer (8 onwards), Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Google Chrome.

The following features to ensure the best use of our site by all of our users;

Structural Markup

Web pages on the Fresh Pastures website include 3 different navigational areas:

  1. The top-level site navigation bar
  2. Hyperlinks within the body of each page
  3. The website footer

When CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are turned off by the browser or not applied to a document (when using a screen reader or some mobile devices for example), the 3 areas are displayed in the above order.

Access Keys

Access keys are specifically defined keys that are assigned to hyperlinks or other elements within a web page. In short, a hyperlink or form field for example may have a letter or number associated with it, which when used targets that link, removing the need to use a mouse to navigate, click or (for example) select a particular field. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) advocate use of access keys through their Web Accessibility Initiative. Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on a website. With Windows-based browsers, you should be able to press and hold ALT + the relevant access key, followed by the return key (as listed below). With Macintosh computers, press CONTROL + the access key required. The following important pages on our site use access keys:

  • Access key ‘1’ - Skips the navigation on each page
  • Access key ‘2’ - Homepage
  • Access key ‘3’ - Parent Login
  • Access key ‘4’ - School Login
  • Access key ‘5’ - Pre-school/Nursery Login
  • Access key ‘6’ - About Us
  • Access key ‘7’ - Contact Us
  • Access key ‘8’ - How Does it Work?
  • Access key ‘9’ - Site Map


  1. Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable 'alt' attributes
  2. The content of the site remains usable/accessible with images turned off, unavailable or disabled by the browser
Movies, Flash & Animated Content

This website does not contain Flash content.

  1. Links (Hyperlinks) are written in a manner that makes sense when read out of context
  2. The first link in every document is "Skip Navigation"; which allows users to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content). We have implemented this feature in a way that it allows Internet Explorer users to tab through (past that target link)
  3. URL's are permanent whenever possible
  1. All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labelled
  2. All form elements follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy keyboard navigation
  3. Any form validation routines do not rely on client-side scripts
  1. This website uses non-obtrusive client-side scripts
  2. The content of this web site remains usable when JavaScript is not installed or turned off/disabled by the browser
Pop-up Windows
  1. This website does not use pop-up windows
Visual design
  1. This website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. When CSS is disabled or turned off the site is still accessible and usable
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers
  3. This site makes use of JavaScript and AJAX Scripting Libraries for some visual elements. When JavaScript is disabled or turned off the site still functions properly
  4. Any information conveyed through the use of color is also available without color (i.e. text based) where possible