Accessibility

Keyboard access keys and navigation aids

The following information shows each of the keyboard shortcut commands that you can use on this site and is intended to aid users who have difficulty in using a mouse or pointing device or who prefer to navigate using keyboard shortcuts.

Browser access key combinations

The keyboard key combinations that you use is dependant on your browser and operating system.

Windows Internet Explorer (v5+) Hold down the ALT key, press the access key, release both keys then press the ENTER key
Windows Firefox, Netscape (v7+), Mozilla Hold down the ALT key and press the access key
Windows Opera (v7+) Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key
Mac OS Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, internet Explorer (v5+), Netscape (v7+), Omniweb, Camino Hold down the CTRL key and press the access key
Mac OS Opera (v7+) Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key

Tab key navigation

You can also use the Tab key on your keyboard to move between links on a page. A single press of a Tab highlights the next link, while Shift+Tab highlights the previous link. The enter key will open the selected link.

Other accessibility options and information

Cascading Style Sheets

Some parts of this website use cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. Users can turn style sheets off or assign their own within their browser preferences. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Text size and fonts

This website uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers. If you wish to increase the size at which the text is displayed, you can do this by simply adjusting the browser settings. The text size tool is available in the menu of different browsers as follows

  • Internet Explorer 5, 5.5, 6 (PC): 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
  • Internet Explorer 5 (Mac): View > Text zoom

Links

Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article). Links are written to make sense out of context.

Accessibility standards - WAI compliance

This website has been designed to conform to the WAI AAA rating where HTML is used. Where documents are made available in other formats, conformance has not been achieved.

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