We manage this website with accessibility in mind. We follow New Zealand Government Web Standards wherever possible, along with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative.
If you are having trouble accessing parts of our site or have suggestions please get in touch.
Using the site without a mouse
The site can be used without a mouse.
Press the Tab key to move through links and form elements.
If you are using Safari, hold down the Option key and then press the Tab key to move through links and form elements.
If you are using Firefox, follow these instructions:
- Open the Mac System Preferences.
- Select the Keyboard panel.
- Select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
- At the bottom of the panel, in the "Full keyboard access" section, select All controls.
There are shortcut keys that will take you to commonly used pages such as the home page and the search page.
To use these shortcut keys hold down the Alt key (PC) or Control key (Mac) and then one of the access keys in the table below. In some browsers you may have to press Enter to confirm your choice.
In the Opera 7 browser press Shift + Esc, release those keys, and then press your chosen access key.
In the Firefox browser on a PC hold down Alt+Shift and then your selection.
In Safari and Chrome on a Mac you need to hold down Control + Option and then one of the access keys below.
|A reference list of accessibility keys (this page)
|Go to the search page
|Bypass the navigation and go to the main content of your current page
Adjusting the text size
Most navigation elements are plain text and we have provided text alternatives to graphics on the site.
This site has been designed to display correctly when the text size is increased.
To increase the text size: Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the + key.
To decrease the text size: Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the – key.
To reset the text size: Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the 0 key.
If you have an older browser, you may need to do this differently: look under the View menu (or similar) for ‘Zoom’ or ‘Increase text size’.