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Accessibility Standards and Compatibility

CalMac Ferries Ltd is committed to delivering an accessible experience for all our customers. The site (www.calmac.co.uk) has been designed to conform as closely as possible to the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2, level 'AA' standard.

The site has been tested for WCAG AA compliance using the following tools:

- Total Validator (available from http://www.totalvalidator.com)

- Colour Contrast Analyser (http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/contrast-analyser.html)

Please note: The online booking functionality provided by CalMac Ferries Ltd (www.calmacbookings.co.uk) does not currently meet accessibility standards, however, CalMac is working towards compliance with accessibility standards. If you would like to make a booking, please contact our Contact Centre on: 0800 066 5000.

Access Keys

Shortcut access keys will be provided to allow fast access to the Homepage and to skip over the navigation at the top of the page. The following keys are defined:

- '1' = Home page

- 's' = Skip navigation (inbuilt functionality)

To use these keys

For a Windows-based platform:

If the browser is Internet Explorer, press and hold down the 'Alt' key and press the assigned key on the keyboard and press the 'enter' key to navigate to a page. For all other browsers just press and hold down the 'Alt' key and press the assigned key.

For a Macintosh based platform:

Press and hold down the left-hand 'Control' and press the assigned key on the keyboard (e.g. Control-1 navigates to the home page).

PDF documents

We are currently updating the PDF documents across our site to meet accessibility guidelines or replacing them with HTML content. If you would like an accessible version of any document, please contact enquiries@calmac.co.uk

Markup validity

The site conforms to HTML5 standards.

Browser Compatibility

The site design is fully compatible with the following browsers:


- Microsoft Internet Explorer versions V10 & V11

- Firefox (latest version)

- Chrome (latest version)

- Safari (latest version)

Mobile (Tablet & Phone)

Windows Mobile

- Microsoft Internet Explorer versions V10 & V11 for Windows 8


Default browser and Chrome (latest version) on the last two major releases of Android i.e.

- Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0-4.0.4)

- Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3.1)

- KitKat (4.4-4.4.4)

- Lollipop (5.0-5.0.1)

Apple iOS

- Safari on the last two versions of iOS i.e. 7 and 8

Browsers and operating systems not listed above may display the site correctly, but full compatibility is not guaranteed.

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