The Department has worked extensively to achieve accessibility with this site, seeking to meet Level Double-A accessibility under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, as mandated by Government website guidelines.
The site is designed also to meet the following standards:
There is a limitation of the technology used to create forms available throughout the site which associates labels and input fields incorrectly. This can make the use of forms more complicated when using assistive technologies such as screen readers.
Where non-accessible content is discovered, we will attempt to fix the problem. If this is not possible, we will provide alternative formats on request.
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|Browser||What to do|
|Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)||Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER|
|Internet Explorer 4 (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)||Access keys are not supported|
|Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac)||Access keys are not supported|
|Netscape 7 (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Firefox, Mozilla (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Firefox, Mozilla (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Safari and Omniweb (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Opera||Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey|
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