Accessibility

Help using this site

Parker Merchanting aims to provide an online store that can be accessed by everyone. If you are experiencing difficulties viewing our website features, please read the following tips you can do to help make it easier:

  1. Keyboard shortcuts
  2. Browser settings
  3. Accessing PDF documents

Most browsers allow you to tailor your browsing experience to your needs. Tools and features built in to the browser will help you change colours, change the type and size of fonts and even block content.

We use PDFs for data sheets and other documents throughout the Parker Merchanting website. The PDF file format is a common internet file format. It's used because it faithfully preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you will need to download Acrobat Reader and install it on your computer. It is free of charge from the Adobe website.

If you cannot find the information you require and are still experiencing difficulties please contact a member of the Parker Merchanting team.

Other helpful tools or resources for your online experience.

  1. Keyboard shortcuts

    These allow you to view specific locations on our pages without the use of a mouse. Simply hold down the key combinations concurrently, when a link appears highlighted press enter to follow the link to the content destination.

    Key combinations

    Please note that entering access keys may differ on some browsers. Firefox, for example, uses the combination Alt + Shift + Access key.

    Our access keys follow the UK Government system:

    The Tab key on your keyboard can be used to move between links on any page within parker-direct.com.

    If you use a screen reader, the content appears prior to the navigation options on each page - at the start of the content you have the option to skip to the navigation using the following keyboards links:

    H1 tags are used for main titles, H2, H3 and H4 tags for subtitles. If you use a screen reader you can skip to the next section on a page using one of these keystrokes:

    In Opera, the following keys can be used to navigate headings:

    We have tried to make all link names meaningful and, to help you navigate; many links have tooltips which briefly describe what you will find if you follow the link. We also indicate if a link opens in a new window with a tooltip and if the destination is to another website.

    1. Access Keys:

      • On Windows, you can press Alt + an access key;
      • On Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
      • [S] Skip to content
      • [1] Home page
      • [2] Search
      • [4] Main Navigation
      • [6] Secondary Navigation
      • [0] Help using this site (this page)

    2. The tab key

      • Press your TAB key to highlight the next available link (Shift + Tab highlights the previous link).

    3. Skip links

      • Skip to content (access key S)
      • Skip to main navigation (access key 4)
      • Skip to secondary navigation (access key 6)

    4. Headings

      • H to cycle forwards through the headings.
      • Shift + H to cycle backwards through the headings.
      • 1 to navigate to the next level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading on this level).
      • Shift + 1 to navigate to the previous level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading on this level).
      • INSERT + F6 to provide a list of all headings.
      • S to cycle forwards through the headings
      • W to cycle backwards through the headings

    5. Links

  2. Browser settings

    If you have a mouse with a wheel you can alter the size of the text size by holding down ctrl (PC) or command (Mac) on your keyboard while scrolling the mouse wheel up and down. Alternatively, you can use the contextual menus:

    Resizing fonts on common browsers
    BROWSER INSTRUCTIONS
    Internet Explorer View > Text Size
    Firefox, Netscape 8 View > Text Size
    Opera View > Zoom
    Netscape 6, 7, Mozilla View > Text Zoom
    Safari (Mac) View > Make Text Bigger

    We use JavaScript to display price and stock information please enable to get the best experience of using the Parker Merchanting website.

    How to enable JavaScript?

    Internet Explorer

    Firefox

    Opera

    Safari

    1. Resizing fonts


    2. Enabling JavaScript

      1. Open Internet Explorer.
      2. On the "Tools" menu select "Internet Options".
      3. Click on the "Security" tab.
      4. Pick the "Internet Zone" icon and click the [Custom Level...] button.
      5. Scroll down to "Scripting".
      6. Under "Active Scripting", choose the Enable radio button.
      7. Under "Scripting of Java Applets", choose the Enable radio button.
      8. Click OK.
      9. Select YES if a box appears to confirm.
      10. Click OK.
      11. Reload page.
      1. Open Firefox.
      2. On the "Tools" menu, click "Options".
      3. Click the "Content" icon at the top of the dialogue box.
      4. Check the "Enabale JavaScript" checkbox.
      5. Click OK.
      6. Reload page.
      1. Open Opera.
      2. On the "Tools" menu, click "Preferences...".
      3. Click the "Advanced" tab at the top of the dialogue box.
      4. Check the "Enabale JavaScript" checkbox.
      5. Click OK.
      6. Reload page.
      1. Open Safari.
      2. On the "Edit" menu, click "Preferences...".
      3. Click the "Security" icon at the top of the dialogue box.
      4. Check the "Enabale JavaScript" checkbox.
      5. Close the dialogue box.
      6. Reload page.

  3. Accessing PDF documents

    • My Web My Way is a partnership between bbc.co.uk and AbilityNet which aims to help you make the most of the world-wide web.
    • Accessibility Tutorials for Microsoft Products introduce you to some of the most commonly used accessibility features of Microsoft software, including Internet Explorer.
    • Firefox Accessibility Features that allow you to customize and use Firefox in a way that best suits your needs.
    • Accessibar is a toolbar extension for Firefox which aims at providing various accessibility features for users who could benefit from them.
    • Opera Tutorials provide the information you need to become an experienced Opera user.