We want everyone who visits Shell websites to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding – both now and in the future. To help us achieve this, we are incorporating best practices and standards as defined by WCAG 2.0 (level AA).
We strive to make our websites accessible to everybody because diversity and inclusion is an important part of who we are and what we stand for.
Finding what you need more easily
We look to ensure that our sites – external and internal alike - work with popular browsers on various platforms, from desktop computers to smartphones.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the accessibility of our sites, or come across any inconsistencies, please contact us.
Below are a few tips to help you better access our websites. For a more complete guide to making your computer accessible on the web, we recommend visiting the AbilityNet My Computer My Way website.
Making pages easier to read in your browser
Web pages can be difficult to view when the text is too small. Below is a list of web browsers that are supported on our sites, with instructions on how to increase the size of the text on any web page you are viewing.
|Supported browser||Increase text size using your mouse||Increase text size using your keyboard|
|Internet Explorer||View > Text Size||+ or - to increase or decrease text size|
|Chrome||Menu > Zoom||Control key > + or - to increase or decrease text size|
|Firefox||View > Zoom text only||Control key > + or - to increase or decrease text size|
|Safari||View > Make text larger||Command key > + or - to increase or decrease text size|
|Opera||Menu > Zoom||Control key > + or - to increase or decrease text size|
Magnifying your screen
Another way to make text easier to read is by magnifying your screen.
All recent versions of Windows include a magnifier, which allows users to enlarge a portion of the screen. Visually impaired people, however, may find that they require fully-functional magnification software.
Users running Apple’s OS X operating systems can use the in-built Zoom feature. Read about OSX accessibility features.
Using a screen reader
In Apple’s OSX operating system, users will find the VoiceOver feature.
We use PDF files to help us preserve the look and feel of our original documents. To open and view PDF files, you can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge.