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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.
These tools manipulate the keyboard or mouse, because the person with a disability cannot use them. Examples are:
- Refreshable Braille displays - A small Braille display that a blind person can use to read the screen line by line.
- Joysticks / Trackballs - Pointers that manipulate the mouse onscreen for people with motor disabilities.
- Alternative keyboards - Keyboards that have limited keys for people with motor disabilities. These include keyboards manipulated by fingers and keyboards manipulated using a head-wand.
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.
|Backspace (Win/Linux) |
|Close Tab||Ctrl/Cmd+W |
|Close Window||Ctrl/Cmd+W |
|Decrease text size||Ctrl/Cmd+-||9|
|Delete individual form auto-complete entry||Del||Shift+Del|
|DOM inspector||Ctrl+Shift+I (Win/Linux)|
|Downloads||Ctrl+J (Win) |
|Find again||Ctrl/Cmd+G |
|Find as you type link||'||, |
|Find as you type text||/||/ |
|Find previous||Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+G |
|Find in this page||Ctrl/Cmd+F||Ctrl/Cmd+F||Ctrl/Cmd+F|
|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|
|Increase text size||Ctrl/Cmd++||0|
|Move to next frame||F6|
|More to previous frame||Shift+F6|
|Next tab||Ctrl/Cmd+O||Ctrl+Tab (Win/Linux) |
|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) |
|Page source||F5 |
|Previous tab||Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab |
|Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab |
|Reload (override cache)||Alt/Option+D |
|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 location bar||Esc||Ctrl/Cmd+L |
|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)
|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).
Shortcuts for Internet Explorer
Details of shortcuts for various versions of Internet Explorer can be obtained from the Microsoft website:
Shortcuts for Opera
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:
- Increase or Decrease the Font Size of Web Pages Displayed on Screen
- Ignore Colors, Font Styles, or Font Sizes Specified on Web Pages
- Select a Font Style for Web Pages that Do Not Have a Specified Text Font
- Select Text and Background Colors of Web Pages
- Select Link Colors
- Select Hover Link Colors
- Format Web Pages Using a Custom Style Sheet
- Always Expand ALT Text for Images
- Turn On or Turn Off Smooth Scrolling
- Turn On or Turn Off Play Animations in Web Pages
- Turn On or Turn Off Play Videos in Web Pages
- Turn On or Turn Off Show Pictures
- Turn On or Turn Off Print Background Colors and Images
- Move System Caret with Focus/Selection Change
The information above has been sourced from:
- Multi Media Victoria
- the websites of the various commercial browsers.