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We want to ensure that our site is widely accessible, so we have designed it to meet the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the New Zealand Government Web Standards. Below are some of the accessibility features of the site.

Key design features of our website:

– Adheres to HTML standards to ensure screen readers, such as JAWS, are easy to use.
– Provides alternatives for any content that may cause a loss of information (images, scripts, and so on).
– Includes simplified browsing features such as clear link descriptions, keyboard shortcuts, site map, search engine, internal links for long pages, and so on.
– Separates content from presentation so personal font styles and sizes may be imported.

Key Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts provide quick and easy access to the main sections of this website.

Accessibility page: shortcut key = 0
Home page: shortcut key = 1
Go to navigation: shortcut key = m
Go to navigation: shortcut key = s
Go to content: shortcut key = c
Contact page: shortcut key = 7

The above website shortcuts work in conjunction with other keys depending on the browser used:

Internet Explorer: Alt + Shift + [shortcut key], then Enter
Firefox: Alt + Shift + [shortcut key]
Google Chrome: Alt + Shift + [shortcut key]
Opera: Esc + Shift + [shortcut key]
Safari: Alt + Shift + [shortcut key]

Displayed font size

Most Internet browsers allow you to adjust text to a comfortable reading size.

For most browsers: press Ctrl and turn mouse wheel to enlarge or reduce font size.
Internet Explorer: select Text size in the View menu
Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape: press Ctrl and + key on the numeric keypad to enlarge and Ctrl and – key to reduce font size.
Opera: press + or – keys on the number pad or select Zoom in the View menu.

This website may not be compatible with certain font sizes and if this is the case, change the settings of your browser to display text and images only.

Firefox, Mozilla: open the View menu, go to Page style and select No style
Internet Explorer: this function is not available