Accessibility and Access KeysSkip straight to list of access keys
Changing the font size, typeface, colour or background-colour
If you find that you prefer a certain combination of font-size, typeface, colour and background colour to help legibility, you can make your web browser use them on all sites that you visit.
You can set your browser to apply certain rules about font colour, background colour, font size and font face automatically to all web pages you visit. In Internet Explorer, for example, select the Tools menu - Internet options. Then select the Colours, Fonts of your choice. Once you have done this, select the Accessibility button and check the boxes to ignore font sizes, styles and colours specified on web pages (it will use your defaults instead).
To quickly change your default text size, you can usually also use your web browser's View menu to do so. In Internet Explorer, for example, go to the View menu and select Text Size, and choose your preferred size from the list.
Access keys for this site
Access keys are a way of navigating a web site quickly. They are useful for everybody, but are particularly useful if you do not use a mouse, or are using text-to-speech software such as JAWS or HomePage Reader. They are also a way of jumping straight to common links using the keyboard.
If you are using Internet Explorer for Windows, access keys are used by holding down Alt while pressing the access key; on a Mac, hold down Control while pressing an access key. This will move the cursor to that section or link -- you will usually have to press enter to select it. On some computers/browsers, you will have your own way of using an access key -- check your Help for details.
The access keys are as follows:
- 0 - Accessibility (a link to this page)
- 1 - Home page
- 2 - Jump to start of navigation
- 3 - Jump to start of content
- 4 - Search
- 5 - Site Map
- 9 - Email us
General Access keys for Internet Explorer
- Alt+Left-arrow: Back
- Alt+Right-arrow: Forward
- Alt+A: Favourites menu
- Alt+D: Address bar
- Alt+E: Edit Menu
- Alt+F: File Menu
- Ctrl+F: Find on Page
- Alt+H: Help Menu