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Accessibility

We have strived to make this site accessible. This is an approach important to us as it ensures that the site can be enjoyed by everyone, and we would welcome your comments about any aspect of the site, including accessibility.

Using access keys to navigate this site

A number of access keys have been specified to help users navigate the site using keyboard shortcuts:

To navigate the website using access keys on a Windows system using the Internet Explorer web browser

Press and hold down the ALT key. While holding down the ALT key, press the required access key (shown below). Release both keys, and then press the ENTER key.

To navigate the website using access keys on a Windows system using the Firefox web browser

Press and hold down the SHIFT and ALT keys. While holding down the SHIFT and ALT key, press the required access key (shown below).

To navigate the website using access keys on a Mac system:

Press and hold down the CTRL key. While holding down the CTRL key, press the required access key (shown below). Release both keys, and then press the ENTER key.

Access keys used on the site:

s - Skip navigation and go to the page content
t - Return to the top of the page
c - Contact us
0 - Accessibility and Access key details (this page)
1 - Home page
2 - Background Information page
3 - Workforce Development page
4 - Professional Standards page
5 - Magazines & Journals page
6 - Careers in the Field page
7 - Useful Links page
8 - Search the website enter search term
9 - Search the website button activate

Accessibility issues addressed by the site

Other important notes

As well as the options mentioned above to change colour schemes and font sizes, you can also use your web brower settings to increase the font sizes on the pages.

Most web browser software includes options that allow you to customise the style of a website to a large extent - e.g. changing the background colours, font face, font size and color to suit your needs and preferences. The best way to find out about applying these options is to access the 'HELP' menu in your web broswer, then use the help contents section to search for information relating to 'ACCESSIBILITY'. Also, please see the useful external links below, particularly the 'BBC My Web My Way' link as it provides an easy to follow set of pages that show you how to make changes to your broswer settings to make web pages more accessible.

Useful external links

Ability.net
AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.

BBC - My Web My Way
This site explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible to you.

Accessibility Tutorials for Microsoft Products
These step by step tutorials introduce you to some of the most commonly used accessibility features. The instructions show you how to use the mouse or keyboard to navigate, select options, and change settings.

Accessibility Features in Firefox
Details of accessibility features in the Firefox web browser.

 

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