Accessibility

Every effort has been made to ensure that the website reaches A standard accessibility according to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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General Web Accessibility Information

There are many tools that people with a disability can use to assist to access the Internet. These tools are either hardware or software.

Hardware

These tools manipulate the keyboard or mouse, because the person with a disability cannot use them. Examples are:

Software

These tools change how a user interacts with the site. Examples are:

  • Screen readers - Programs such as JAWS and Window-Eyes that convert a web site into a Braille display or read it in audio for people who are blind, visually impaired or have dyslexia.
  • Screen Magnifiers - Programs that magnify sections of the screen for people with vision impairments. See Windows Screen Magnifier.
  • Oversized cursors - Large cursors for people with vision impairments. See "Biggy" cursors.
  • Onscreen keyboards - Keyboards for people with motor disabilities used in combination with switching devices. See On-screen keyboard.
  • Programs that slow down applications for people with motor disabilities, for example CPU Killer (for Windows).

General Browser Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts provided below apply to Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox.

The following keyboard shortcut forms are used throughout the lists below: Ctrl=Control; Esc=Escape; Alt=Alternative; Del= Delete; UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT =Arrow keys.

Where available, the key combinations for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems have been provided.

Key coombinations for Web Browsers
Command Internet Explorer Firefox Opera
Add Bookmark Ctrl/Cmd+D Ctrl/Cmd+D Ctrl/Cmd+T
Back Backspace
Alt/Option+<-
Backspace (Win/Linux)
Alt+<- (Win/Linux)
Cmd+<- (Mac)
Backspace
Alt/Option+<-
Ctrl/Cmd+<-
Z
Bookmarks Ctrl/Cmd+I Ctrl/Cmd+B
Ctrl+I (Win)
F4
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+B
Ctrl/Cmd+1
Caret Browsing F7
Close Tab Ctrl/Cmd+W
Ctrl/Cmd+F4
Ctrl/Cmd+W
Ctrl/Cmd+F4
Close Window Ctrl/Cmd+W
Alt/Option+F4
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+W
Alt/Option+F4
Ctrl/Cmd+W
Alt/Option+F4
Copy Ctrl/Cmd+C Ctrl/Cmd+C Ctrl/Cmd+C
Cut Ctrl/Cmd+X Ctrl/Cmd+X Ctrl/Cmd+X
Decrease text size Ctrl/Cmd+- 9
Delete Del Del Del
Delete individual form auto-complete entry Del Shift+Del
DOM inspector Ctrl+Shift+I (Win/Linux)
Downloads Ctrl+J (Win)
Ctrl+Y (Linux)
Cmd+J (Mac)
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+T
Ctrl/Cmd+5
Find again Ctrl/Cmd+G
F3

F3
Find as you type link ' ,
Shift+/
Find as you type text / /
.
Find previous Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+G
Shift+F3
Shift+F3
Find in this page Ctrl/Cmd+F Ctrl/Cmd+F Ctrl/Cmd+F
Forward Shift+Backspace
Alt/Option+->
Shift+Backspace
Alt/Option+-> (Win/Linux)
Cmd+-> (Mac)
Shift+Backspace
Alt/Option+->
Ctrl/Cmd+->
X
Go down one line Down Down Down
Go up one line Up Up Up
Go down one page PageDown PageDown PageDown
Go up one page PageUp PageUp PageUp
Go to bottom of page End End End
Go to top of page Home Home Home
Full screen F11 F11 (Win/Linux) F11
Help F1 F1 (Win/Linux) F1
History Ctrl/Cmd+H Ctrl/Cmd+H Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+H
Ctrl/Cmd+4
Home page Alt/Option+Home Alt/Option+Home Alt/Option+Home
Increase text size Ctrl/Cmd++ 0
Move to next frame F6
More to previous frame Shift+F6
New tab Ctrl/Cmd+N Ctrl/Cmd+T Ctrl/Cmd+N
Next tab Ctrl/Cmd+O Ctrl+Tab (Win/Linux)
Cmd+Opt+Tab (Mac)
Ctrl/Cmd+PageDown

Ctrl/Cmd+Tab
Alt/Option+PageDown
Ctrl/Cmd+F6
2

New window Enter/Return Ctrl/Cmd+N Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+N
Open file Shift+Enter/Return Ctrl/Cmd+O Ctrl/Cmd+O
Open link Enter/Return Enter/Return
Open link in new tab Ctrl/Cmd+F3 Ctrl/Cmd+Enter/Return
Open link in new window Ctrl/Cmd+V Shift+Enter/Return Shift+Enter/Return
Open address in new tab Ctrl/Cmd+P Alt/Option+Enter/Return Shift+Enter/Return
Page info Ctrl/Cmd+Y Ctrl+I (Linux)
Cmd+I (Mac)
Ctrl/Cmd+8
Page source F5
Ctrl/Cmd+R
Ctrl/Cmd+U Ctrl/Cmd+F3
Paste Ctrl/Cmd+F5 Ctrl/Cmd+V Ctrl/Cmd+V
Previous tab Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab
Ctrl/Cmd+PageUp
Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab
Alt/Option+PageUp
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+F6
1
Print Ctrl/Cmd+P Ctrl/Cmd+P
Redo Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z
Ctrl+Y (Win/Linux)
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z
Ctrl+Y
Reload Ctrl/Cmd+A F5
Ctrl/Cmd+R
F5
Ctrl/Cmd+R
Reload (override cache) Alt/Option+D
F4
Ctrl/Cmd+Tab
Ctrl/Cmd+F5
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+R
Restore text size Ctrl/Cmd+0 6
Save page as Ctrl/Cmd+S Ctrl/Cmd+S
Save link target as Alt/Option+Enter/Return
Select all Ctrl/Cmd+A Ctrl/Cmd+A
Select location bar Esc Ctrl/Cmd+L
Alt+D (Win/Linux)
F8
Select next auto-complete entry in text field Ctrl/Cmd+Z Down
Select previous auto-complete entry in text field Up
Select next search engine in search bar Ctrl/Cmd+Down
Select previous search engine in search bar Ctrl/Cmd+Up
Select tab [1 to 9] Ctrl+[1 to 9] (Win)
Alt+[1 to 9] (Linux)
Cmd+[1 to 9] (Mac)
Stop Esc Esc
Undo Ctrl/Cmd+Z Ctrl/Cmd+Z
Web Search
(Web Search moves the cursor to the Search Bar and only works if the Search Bar is visible. If the Search Bar is hidden, this keyboard shortcut has no effect).
Ctrl/Cmd+K
Ctrl+J (Linux)
Shift+F8

Shortcuts for Internet Explorer

Details of shortcuts for various versions of Internet Explorer can be obtained from the Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/keyboard/keyboardresults.asp?Product=26

Shortcuts for Opera

Source: http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/keyboard

Display and Readability

Internet Explorer 6 includes numerous options to make things easier to see on the computer screen, or to adjust to your visual preferences including:

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/ie6/default.aspx

Acknowledgements

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