Access Keys

The UK Government Access Keys Standard has been applied to this site. These provide a keyboard shortcut for users wishing to go directly to specific parts of the site and help those who do not use a pointing device, such as a mouse. A subset of the standard has been used and the access keys are defined as follows:

  1. 1 - Home
  2. 3 - Sitemap
  3. 6 - Help
  4. 8 - Terms and Conditions
  5. 0 - Access Keys

How you use a website's access keys varies depending on which internet browser you are using.

  • Google Chrome 3+
    • On Windows and Linux: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.
    • On Macs: hold down the CTRL and OPT keys and press the number of the access key.
  • Firefox 2+
    • On Windows and Linux: hold down the ALT and SHIFT keys and the number of the access key.
    • On Macs: hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key.
  • Opera
    • On Windows and Macs: hold down the SHIFT and ESC keys and then press the number of the access key.
  • Internet Explorer 6 and 7
    • On Windows: hold down the ALT key and the number of the access key, then press ENTER.
  • Internet Explorer 8+
    • On Windows: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.
  • Safari 3
    • On Windows: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.
    • On Macs: hold down the CTRL and OPT keys and press the number of the access key.
  • Safari 4+
    • On Windows: hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key.
    • On Macs: hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key.
If you are using a Windows computer: press ALT and the access key number to highlight the link. Press Enter to go to the linked page. If you are using Macintosh computer: press Control and the access key number to highlight the link, then press Return to go to the linked page.