Website accessibility

 
Nautilus International is committed to providing a website that has a high level of accessibility for our entire audience, regardless of the technology used or the user’s ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility of our website and we aim to follow best-practice accessibility guidelines and comply with the relevant legislation.

We provide a low bandwidth option at the top of each page which offers a stripped-down version of the website suitable for the satellite broadband connections used at sea, as well as for mobile phones, tablets and smaller laptops. Visually impaired users should also be able to experience the site using screen-reading web browsers.

The guidelines below explain how we make our web content more user-friendly. If you have any difficulties viewing our website, or have suggestions for improvement, please email webmaster@nautilusint.org or telephone +44 (0)20 8989 6677 and ask for the web editor.

Accessibility features

This site has been built using guidelines on code compliance for web standards issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It should display correctly in most current browsers, but has been tested to work on the following computer operating systems and their browser versions:

PC/Windows: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 | Mozilla Firefox 5 | Opera 11

Mac/OS X 10.5.5: Safari 5 | Mozilla Firefox 5

‘Skip to main content’

Hidden at the top of every page is a 'skip to main content' link. This link is spoken by screen reading software and will become visible when tabbed to. By selecting this link you will enter the main content of the page and will not have to listen to any menu items.

Access Keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts for users who may have difficulty in using a pointing device such as a mouse. The access keys in use on this website are listed below:

0  Access Key information

1  Home page

2  Site Map

3  Help

4  Terms and Conditions

These web browsers support Access Keys:

Browser

Keyboard shortcut

Internet Explorer 6+

Hold down ALT key and access number, then press ENTER

Internet Explorer 6+ for Mac

Hold down CTRL key and access number

Mozilla Firefox

Hold down Shift + ALT key and access number

Changing text size

In addition to using the on-site controls, you can make the text larger or smaller by changing the settings on your browser. To do so, follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer: Go to the ‘View’ menu at the top of the browser window. Select ‘Text size’ and choose whether you would like the text to be larger or smaller. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel, hold down the ‘Control’ key (Ctrl) on your keyboard and use the mouse scroll-wheel to change the text size.

Mozilla Firefox: Go to the ‘View’ menu at the top of the browser window. Select ‘Text size’ and select ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’ to go one size up or down.

Other browsers: For other browsers, please check the menus at the top of your browser window to find the text size controls.

Changing screen resolution

On PCs (running Windows 95 and above): Go to the ‘Start’ button, then select ‘Settings’, then ‘Control Panel’, then ‘Display’, then ‘Settings’. Select to change the desktop area by using the resolution sliding bar. We recommend a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels or greater. We suggest a minimum resolution of no less than 800 by 600 pixels.

On Apple Macs: Use the Monitor & Sound Control Panel to change the resolution.

Adjusting mouse and keyboard settings

You can fine-tune your mouse and keyboard settings (for example, to change the number of mouse clicks required to open a new window)

On PCs (running Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and above): Click on the ‘Start’ button for your computer, then select ‘Settings’, followed by ‘Control Panel’, and then ‘Accessibility’

On Apple Macs: Click on the ‘System Preferences’ button the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, then select ‘Keyboard & Mouse’.

Conformance information

Our website conforms to XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 2.1. This ensures that the web pages and CSS conform to the highest specifications ensuring maximum compliance with assistive technologies and web browsers.  The conformance also aims to ensure a smoother experience for seafarers on low bandwidth satellite communications, so we are keen to hear of any issue you discover when accessing the website at sea.

Exceptions

Whilst Nautilus International strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines for accessibility and useability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the website up to the same standard of overall accessibility. In the meantime, if you have difficulty accessing or using any part of this site please contact us at webmaster@nautilusint.org or call +44
(0)20 8989 6677 and ask for the web editor.