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Accessibility

This website has been designed to support New Zealand e-government and World Wide Web Consortium Accessibility Initiative good practice guidelines.

Using access keys instead of a mouse
Access keys
Viewing a text version of the website
Changing text size
Using reCAPTCHA

Using access keys instead of a mouse

This website can be used with the following access keys instead of a mouse.

  • If using a PC with Internet Explorer – press ALT + an access key, then release and press Enter.
  • If using a PC with Firefox – press SHIFT + ALT + an access key.
  • If using a PC with older versions of Firefox, press ALT + an access key.
  • If using a Mac, press Ctrl + an access key.

Access keys 

You can use this site with the following access keys instead of a mouse.

[ = to skip to the main content on a page
0 = the list of access keys (on this page)
1 = Home
2 = Sitemap
3 = Search
9 = Contact us
/ = Navigate to NZ Government website

Viewing a text version of the website

Some users may experience contrast issues. Styles in the browser can be turned off to offer a simplified view in the following ways.

  • If using Internet Explorer – go to Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
  • If using Firefox – go to View > Page style > No style
  • If using Safari - go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced > select Menu in the menu bar > go to Develop on the menu bar > select Disable Styles
  • If using Opera – go to View > Style > User mode

Changing text size

You can increase or decrease the size of the on-screen text in the following ways.

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 (Windows) – Select the 'Page' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size. If using a mouse wheel, the page can be zoomed. To do this, hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows) – Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size. If using a mouse wheel, the page can be zoomed. To do this, hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 (Windows, Mac) – Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size. If using a mouse wheel, the page can be zoomed. To do this, hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel.
  • Firefox 1.0+, 1.5 & 2.0 (Windows, Mac) – Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then select decrease or increase. Alternatively, to increase the text size hold down CTRL (Windows) or Apple (Mac) and use the + key, or to decrease the text size, hold down CTRL and use the – key.
  • Firefox 3.0+ - Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', to increase the text size select 'Zoom In', to decrease the text size select 'Zoom Out'. Alternatively, to increase the text size hold down CTRL (Windows) or Apple (Mac) and use the + key, or to decrease the text size, hold down CTRL and use the – key.
  • Opera 7.0+ – Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', and then select the percentage increase or decrease you require. Alternatively, hold down CTRL and use the + key, or to decrease the text size, hold down CTRL and use the – key.
  • Safari 1.2+ (Mac) – Select the 'View' menu, then 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller'. Alternatively, select Apple and the + key, or Apple and the – key.

Using reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA application to prevent spamming systems from completing our online forms. reCAPTCHA requires the user to interpret and type characters into a text box. It attempts to ensure a human, rather than a computer, is completing the form. reCAPTCHA has an audio alternative for visually impaired users.

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