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"Children looking at the guide to Dunster Castle, Somerset".

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The National Trust has a strong and on-going commitment to accessibility in all areas of its work. We have built this website using the website accessibility initiative guidelines and we have strived to achieve the AA level of accessibility where ever possible. Some of the functionality on the website requires further development to meet this level, for example the video player for video content will need Flash. All audio elements of videos will be transcribed to enable access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. You can change the text size on our website if you're having trouble reading it.

This is how to change the text size in recent versions of the three major browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer users: select 'View', then 'Text size', then select desired size. Netscape and Firefox users: select 'View', then 'Text zoom' then select desired size. Text size (100%) is the default original text size. If you're a Windows user with a scroll-wheel mouse, you can use 'Ctrl' and the scroll-wheel to increase text size. If you use another browser, look at its help section for tips on increasing text size. If you do not use a mouse, you can use this website with your keyboard instead. If you use Windows, press Ctrl + tab key, then use the tab key to move to the link you want. For other operating systems, check the BBC's My Web My Way pages ( for tips on using your keyboard to navigate websites. We have added text descriptions (as ALT text) to all images, describing their content so that everyone can access them.

Any enquiries relating to the accessibility of this website, please email: or call +44 01793 817700.