Website Accessibility Statement
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., (S&S), is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its digital properties for people with disabilities. S&S is in the process of implementing the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard. Our websites will be tested on a periodic basis with assistive technology such as screen readers and screen magnifiers and with users with disabilities who use these technologies.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Many of the documents on the starshep.com website are in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF).
PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader®, version 3.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.
People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format, unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe’s accessibility tools and services, visit the Access Adobe site.
PowerPoint and Word Files
You can view our online publications that are in Microsoft PowerPoint® (.ppt/pptx) format if you have any version of PowerPoint installed on your computer. For those who don’t have the software, the Microsoft Corporation offers a FREE PowerPoint file viewer. You can download and get help using the PowerPoint viewer at the Microsoft Download Center.
You can view publications in Microsoft Word® (.doc) format if you have Word, version 6.0 or higher, installed on your computer. Word documents can also be viewed with many other word processing software programs. Additionally, Microsoft offers a FREE Word file viewer that you can download at its Microsoft Download Center.
Contact S&S With Your Accessibility Questions
Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If at any time you have specific concerns or questions about the accessibility of any particular web page owned by S&S, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at (800) 854-4625.
If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page in your e-mail or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.