Accessibility

ISSF (the International Stainless Steel Forum) is committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our websites and aim to comply with recognised web standards, current legislation and UK Government guidelines regarding accessibility.  While this website strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. Should you experience any difficulty in using this website, please contact us.

Standards

This site adheres to the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0. Wherever possible we aim to achieve all Level A and Level AA requirements. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines helps to make a website more user friendly for more people.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site should display correctly in most current browsers and the use of standards compliant HTML/CSS code is intended to minimise the effects of future updates to browsers. The site should ‘degrade’ gracefully if viewed using an older browser, but it is recommended that users should use a recent version of a browser whenever possible.

JavaScript is used to add interaction in some web pages. Users who cannot enable JavaScript in their browser should have no trouble accessing core information but may be unable to use all of the intended functionality.

PDF files

Most PDF (Portable Document Format) files on this site are tagged to allow basic accessibility. Some older PDFs are not tagged and will be tagged as resources allow, or on request.

Images

Most images on this website have alternative text that describes their content or function. Images that are purely decorative do not include alternative text. Where an image is part of a text link, text will be present in the context of the link.

Accessibility help

Below is an outline of how to configure your browser to address the most common accessibility issues.

Text size

To make the text on this site bigger or smaller please use the text resizing features in your browser. Detailed guidance on how to do this has been published by the BBC and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

We have summarized key points for the three browsers that are currently most popular but please refer to your browser’s help feature for further information.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • What to select: View > Text Size; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl++.

Mozilla Firefox

  • What to select: View > Zoom > Zoom in and You can choose to zoom the whole page or text only; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl++.

Google Chrome

  • What to select: Select the wrench, scroll to Zoom and choose a setting; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl++.
     

Colours

Again a lot of good content has already been published by the BBC and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

If you need a specific colour scheme, use your browser features to change the colours of all websites.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • What to select: Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility and check the first 3 options, and Tools > Internet Options > Colours and then choose colour preferences; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Alt+T > ALT+O > Alt+E > and check first 3 options,
    and Alt+T > ALT+O > Alt + C.

Mozilla Firefox

  • What to select: Tools > Options > Content > Colours > Then choose your preferred colour scheme, uncheck “Allow pages to choose their own colours…” and OK; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Alt+T > ALT+O > Right Arrow to Content > Alt+C and through options and then OK.

Google Chrome

  • What to select: Select the wrench, scroll to Zoom and choose a setting.

PDF files

To open a PDF file, use the freely available Adobe Reader or one of the many alternative free PDF readers.

Information about selecting a colour scheme that matches your requirements should be available within the PDF reader’s Help information.

For more information about PDF accessibility see the accessibility section of the Adobe website.

Keyboard access

While this website strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, keyboard shortcuts and a skip to content link have not yet been implemented.