Accessibility

Using the site without a mouse

The site can be used without a mouse.

PC:
Press the TAB key to move through links and form elements.

Mac:
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:

  1. Open the Mac System Preferences.
  2. Select the Keyboard panel.
  3. Select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
  4. At the bottom of the panel, in the "Full keyboard access" section, select All controls.

Access keys

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.

KeyFunction
0A reference list of accessibility keys (this page)
1Home page
2Sitemap
3Go to the search page
9Contact us
[Bypass the navigation and go to the main content of your current page
/newzealand.govt.nz

 

Use of text on this site

Most navigation elements are plain text and we have provided text alternatives to graphics on the site.

Those with poor sight may be able to increase the size of the text on screen by following the instructions below.

 

BrowserInstructions
Internet ExplorerSelect the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size.
Netscape 6, MozillaHold down CTRL and press + or - to alter the text size.
Netscape 4Hold down CTRL and press [ or ] to alter the text size.
Netscape 3Select 'Options', then 'General Preferences', then 'Fonts', and then 'Choose Font...' to choose a text size.