This page describes some of the features that have been incorporated into the site to aid accessibility for all users. All pages produced will conform to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Tab Indexing

Links in the site have been given a tab weighting to allow quick access to each link. Tab weighting allows the user to scroll the page using the tab key on the keyboard if they do not wish to use their mouse. The tabs run from left to right starting at the top of the page. The order for tab indexing in a page is as follows:

  • Help
  • Top Navigation
  • Popular Pages (on homepage)
  • Case Studies (on homepage)
  • About Us (on homepage)
  • Media (on homepage)
  • Contact Form
  • Favourites, Email, Print, PDF
  • Sign in
  • Search
  • Lower Navigation (if available)
  • Page Content links
  • Contact Us
  • Breadcrumb trail
  • Footer links
  • James Fisher & Sons plc links


Links have title attributes that describe the link in greater detail, hover over the link with your mouse and this description is displayed. Links which are already descriptive may not have a further title description.


All images used in this site include descriptive ALT (alternative text) attributes. Purely decorative graphics have empty ALT attributes.

To improve the websites performance you can also view the website without images. In Internet Explorer do this by clicking;

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • Click on the Advanced tab
  • Scroll down to Multimedia
  • Click on Show pictures to remove the tick
  • Click on Apply, and then click on OK.

Adobe Acrobat

Within the website you will need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files. If you don’t already have it installed, you can download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website, clicking the link will open a new browser window.

Problems with Text Size

If you find that the text is too small for you to read, you can change it to a size you’re more comfortable with.

In most browsers you can change the text size using Control or Command and the + (plus) and – (minus) keys.

  • In Internet Explorer, use the View – Text Size menu
  • In Firefox, use the View – Zoom Text Size option
  • In Chrome, use the Zoom selector.
  • In Safari, use the Menu – Zoom options.
  • In Opera, use the Zoom selector.

If you use a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel.

To make a window bigger

To make the area of the site viewed bigger, you can maximise the window area by choosing one of these options:

  • Click Zoom > Full Screen
  • Press F11 on the keyboard
  • Click on the View menu, and then select Full Screen.

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Please contact our technical support at

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