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Access keys function exactly like hot keys in any Microsoft application. They are intended as an accessibility aid for vision impaired users to skip directly to relevant content areas on a page. Internet Explorer (IE) has supported access keys since version 4, Netscape since version 6. Older browsers do not support accesskey functions, but this will not effect the visual delivery of content.
To use the access keys on the GCIO Website, Windows users can navigate with the access key feature by typing ALT+Access key followed by Return. Using a Mac, you will need to use CTRL+Access key (not COMMAND+Access key, which can produce undesirable effects).
Please type ALT (or CTRL for the Mac) +:
1 = GCIO homepage.
2 = Access keys explained.
3 = Go directly to the Sitemap.
4 = Feedback.
5 = Bypass the navigation and go to the main content of your current page.
Accessible Web Design
This site has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. By adhering to guidelines for accessible web design, we acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web-users in the community.
GCIO strives to maintain conformance to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The public pages on this site meet the criteria for AA compliance with WCAG guidelines, and has been checked using Bobby and the Wave 3.0 Accessibility Tool. For example, check the home page using Wave.
This site meets all the coding criteria for compliance with W3C CSS (cascading style sheets) and XHTML 4.01 Transitional. For example, check the home page for HTML validity. Visit www.w3c.org for more information.
Converting PDF files
The Adobe website provides a service to convert PDF files to HTML via an online form.
The Adobe website and the Trace Research Centre provide services to convert Acrobat PDF files to plain text or HTML via e-mail.
The text is too small for me to read - how can I change it?
In Internet Explorer go to View > Text size and select Larger or Largest.
In Netscape go to View > Increase Font Size. You could also try changing the screen resolution.