Website Accessibility

We know that having a website which is accessible for everyone is incredibly important. Therefore we are committed to adhering to appropriate accessibility standards and guidelines, and to delivering a great website experience to the widest possible audience. This statement outlines our UK standards of compliance, and provides additional instructions on how to make the most of your visit to oegoffshore.com. 

TEXT RESIZING

If you have a general problem with the size of text on websites you can change settings within your browser to increase the default size of "normal" text - this has the effect of enlarging the page on all the websites that you visit (provided those websites have been built in an accessible way)

  • Macintosh (Safari, Firefox and most other browsers) : Hold down the Command key and press + or Hold down the Command key and press –
  • Internet Explorer : From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page or View and point to Text size
  • Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox and most other browsers (PC) : Hold down the CTRL key and press +  or Hold down the CTRL key and press -
  • Generally, holding down the Ctrl key and press + / scroll mouse wheel up to zoom in; and holding down the Ctrl key and press - / scroll mouse wheel up  to zoom out

W3C STANDARDS

This website has been built in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) established by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C), using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. These guidelines aim to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities/impairments.

All pages are checked in accordance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) guidelines and we aim to adhere/comply to these guidelines as far as possible.

ACCESS KEYS

All links and user interfaces are designed to be navigable with a keyboard. The active link in focus is highlighted with a visible border.

First press the TAB key on any page opens a quick menu which enables users to skip to the site menu or page content.

  • Press ENTER to follow a link or activate a form control
  • Press TAB to navigate to the next link
  • Press SHIFT + TAB to navigate to the previous link

IMAGES

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. 

VISUAL DESIGN

This site uses CSS for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable. 

COMPATIBILITY WITH TOOLS

This website aims to be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:

The website is also compatible with default voice over technologies found in iOS, Windows and Android devices. 

HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR CONTRAST OF WEBSITES

For a Windows PC, or a Mac please refer to the BBC website for handy tips on how to personalise your viewing experience when visiting websites : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility 

On your browser:

In Internet Explorer, click "Tools", then select "Internet options". From within the "General" tab, click the "Colours" button. Deselect the "Use Windows colours" checkbox and change the colour by selecting the colour swatch. Then, select "Accessibility" within the "Internet options" window and select "Ignore colours specified on web pages".

In Firefox, click "Tools", then select "Options". From within the "Colours" tab, click the "Colours" button. Select the appropriate colours from the colour swatch and un-tick the checkbox labelled "Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above" and click OK. 

ACCESSIBLE FORMATS

We aim to present all important information as HTML webpages, but often we create datasheets and easy read flyers that you can download and print. These are normally in PDF (Portable Document Format). If you have any problems downloading or reading these files, you may need to download additional software:

In addition, you can visit the Adobe accessibility features webpage for more details on how to use their built in tools : https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/using/accessibility-features.html

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality. Here are some additional useful resources related to web accessibility;

Equality Act 2010 – UK Equality legislation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents 

BBC Accessibility – Excellent resource with tips, guides, links to resources, etc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility 
Outlaw.com – contains the popular 'Disabled access to websites under UK law' guide, and news articles relating to accessibility and the law
http://www.out-law.com/ 
WebAim – The Web Accessibility in Mind Project provides a number of articles, a discussion forum and a number of simulations which is useful for testing websites http://www.webaim.org 

Wikipedia – Web accessibility; technologies, web design, essential web components, legislation, audits, etc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility 

WAVE – Website Accessibility Evaluation Tool

http://wave.webaim.org/ 
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - is the global authority on accessible design standards. http://wwww.w3c.org 
Making your service accessible - Meeting government accessibility requirements  https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/helping-people-to-use-your-service/making-your-service-accessible-an-introduction
AbilityNet - Information, factsheets and step-by-step guides on approaches and technology to help disabled computer users.  https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/
Americans with Disabilities Act - Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a technical assistance document addressing website accessibility    https://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5toolkit.htm 

ACCESSIBILITY TESTING

Our website was tested which highlighted some minor issues that we are working through currently. 

We are working on these areas with our goal to have in place by summer 2018 a new responsive website built from the ground up for compliance with the above standards. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us to request information in an accessible format if not currently available on the website and we will try to accommodate your enquiry as quickly as possible. 

FEEDBACK

If you have any questions or feedback about the accessibility of the OEG Offshore website, we would like to hear from you. You can email us at : compliance at oegoffshore dot com