Accessibility information

Access keys

About access keys

Our site features access keys. These are key combinations which let you move quickly to certain parts of a website, and are very useful if you don't use a mouse as your primary form of navigation or if you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts.

Key combinations

The key combination you need to use will depend on your web browsing software, as well as your computer's operating system. We have included a list of the most common key combinations below. If your web browsing software or operating system are not listed, you should refer to your documentation for help with this functionality.

Microsoft Windows software

Internet Explorer (v5+)
Hold down the ALT key, press the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Firefox, Netscape (v7+), Mozilla, JAWS
Hold down the ALT key and press the access key
Opera (v7+)
Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key

Apple software

Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, Internet Explorer (v5+), Netscape (v7+), Camino
Hold down the CTRL key and press the access key
Opera (v7+)
Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key

Our site

We have adopted the UK government access key standard, as well as adding access keys to each main section of our site. The following information summarises the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.

Please note: the list below shows 'Alt' for brevity. You should use the key combination for your software (as described above).

UK government standard access keys used on this site

Alt + s
Skip the site navigation
Alt + 1
Go to the home page
Alt + 3
Go to the site map page
Alt + 8
Go to the privacy policy page
Alt + 9
Go to the contact page
Alt + 0
Go to the accessibility page (this page)

Site-specific access keys

Alt + t
Go to the top of the page
Alt + e
Go to the services section, to view information about the services that we provide
Alt + o
Go to the solutions section, to view information about the solutions that we provide
Alt + p
Go to the portfolio section, to view a selection of our work
Alt + i
Go to the information section, to view information about our company and site accessibility

Tab key

Most browsers, screen readers, or other user agents let you use the TAB key on your keyboard to move between links on a page. A single press of TAB moves to the next link, and a single press of SHIFT + TAB moves to the previous link.

Text size

All text on this site is fully scalable, so you can set the font size in your browser to whatever size you are comfortable with. We have also avoided the use of images where styled text will suffice.

Screen readers

If you have difficulty in reading websites on a screen, you might find screen reader software more convenient. Screen readers are pieces of software designed to read the content of a site to you, which can be helpful if you suffer from any form of visual impairment.

There are many screen readers available. We've listed links to a few of the more popular ones below:

Having problems?

If you experience difficulties using the site, please contact us and let us know how we can improve things for you.

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