|March 2011: statement
Fisher Offshore is committed to ensuring its website and all of the content therein is as accessible as possible for all visitors. Fisher Offshore have made extensive efforts to comply with best practices and standards as defined by (WCAG) and (W3C WAI).
Fisher Offshore contracts third-party expertise in the fields of web usability to enhance web site accessibility by utilising new technology.
Accessibility is a partnership between web site producers and the creators of the operating system, browser, and specialist assistive technologies which many disabled users employ to allow them, for example, to view websites in easier-to-read colours, with larger fonts, or as spoken text.
As such technologies are becoming more available and sophisticated, Fisher Offshore will ensure that its media works well with technologies to ensure an accessible experience for disabled users..
Fisher Offshore will also work with those in the wider accessibility community to support the future development of these technologies and the standards that allow all websites to be created to work best with them.
In those instances where the specific accessibility needs of some disabled user groups require us to create new or repurposed editorial content, we will do this if possible, wherever appropriate, so that we become more inclusive to a wider audience online.
Current accessibility features:
• Direct links provide information quickly about specific content, where to contact suitable staff regarding specific subjects or products.
• Throughout the web site, visitors have the ability to call or email Fisher Offshore for general, specific information and about personal careers vacancies and positions.
• Aditional images scripted into the website menu navigation increases the visitors experience and accessibility of data quickly.
• Where third part software is needed to view or read data, directions are provided to obtain software technology necessary to render the multimedia experience or text files.
• Structural markup and CSS Guidlines has been employed by Fisher Offshore. This helps conciderably in page comprehension by layout consistency, as allowed by the content management system and CSS code.
• All data has been laid out in a clear and concistent manner set by default.
If you cannot get access to any information you need quickly or to offer comments and feedback, please email Fisher Offshore.
Making text larger or smaller in Firefox 1.5 / 2:
Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:
1. Open the ' View ' menu with the mouse or by press ' Alt ' and ' V ' at the same time.
2. Select the ' Text Size ' option with the mouse or by pressing 'Z' .
3. Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ' Enter '.
4. Alternatively you can press ' Ctrl ' and ' + ' to increase the text size, ' Ctrl ' and ' - ' to decrease the text size. ' Ctrl ' and ' 0 ' returns you to the default 'normal' size.
Making text larger or smaller in Internet Explorer 7:
For the first time in Internet Explorer a zoom feature is included which allows you to enlarge the whole browser window.
to do this press ' Ctrl ' + ' + ' to increase the zoom and ' Ctrl ' + ' - ' to decrease the zoom.
You can also change the text size. The way to do this does depend on how the site has been built.
For many sites you only need to do the following:
1. Open the ' Page ' menu with the mouse or by pressing ' Alt'+'P ' .
2. Select the ' Text Size ' option with the mouse or by pressing ' X '. See Fig 1.
3. Choose your preferred text size by clicking on it or by using the up and down arrow keys to select it and then press ' Enter ' .