Dovery Manor Museum is housed in a small 15th century medieval manor house and we regret that the nature of the building may present some unavoidable access difficulties for those with disabilities, especially for wheelchair users.
The ground floor of the museum is accessed through a doorway into the reception room and this gives level access to disabled cloakroom facilities. A doorway leads, via a small step, into the Great Hall, the main downstairs room. This floor is accessible to some small wheelchairs.
The second floor is accessed internally from the Great Hall via a steep, circular stone staircase. It can also be accessed externally through the garden, via a long flight of shallow steps.
Part of the garden itself is accessible at ground level but then rises steeply at the rear of the building and is accessed via the steps and, higher up, further dirt paths.
Our room stewards are always on hand to help and will give every assistance to visitors to enable them to enjoy the museum as far as is possible within the restrictions of the building.
Dovery Manor Museum is committed to providing a website that will be accessible to everyone regardless of ability.
We are currently working towards re-designing our site to comply, as far as is possible within the museum’s limited resources, with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Fonts Font sizes and colours will be chosen for clarity and to ensure good levels of contrast between text and background.
Font sizes are adjustable to suit your needs.
On Windows Browsers To increase text, hold down ctrl key and tap + repeatedly until the text is the required size. To reduce text, hold down ctrl and press the – key
On Apple Browsers To increase text, hold down the Apple key and press + key. To decrease text, hold down the Apple key and press – key.
Images All images, other than those which are purely decorative, will have alternative text and captions.
Content Content across the site will be written and formatted to make it as accessible as possible. This will include:
Language identified as English.
Clear, easy to understand language
Pages to have clear, descriptive headings relevant to the text.
All links to have clear descriptive text.
No information to be conveyed exclusively through the use of colour.
Navigation The site will be navigable using a mouse or keyboard.
If you have any comments, or suggestions as to how site accessibility could be improved, please email our web designer.