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Accessibility & Accessibility Formats

The Health and Disability Commissioner's website has been designed to assist people with disabilities.

Most of the educational material on this website is available in accessible formats (Word or html) and some material is also available in plain language.

Using the Site Without a Mouse

The site can be used without a mouse. There are shortcut keys that will take you to commonly used pages such as the home page and the search page.

To use these shortcut keys hold down the ALT key (PC) or CONTROL key (Apple Macintosh) and then one of the keys in the table below.

In the Firefox 3 browser you must also hold down SHIFT. In some browsers you may have to press ENTER to confirm your choice.

In the Opera 7 browser press SHIFT-ESC, release those keys, and then press your chosen access key.

Key           Function


A reference list of accessibility keys (this page)


Home page




Search page


Contact us


Bypass the navigation and go to the main content of your current page


Use of Text on the Site

Navigation of this site can be done without images as most navigation elements are in plain text. We have also provided text alternatives to graphics on the site.

You can increase the size of text on the screen by following the instructions below.


Internet Explorer: Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size.

Firefox, Safari: Hold down CTRL and press + or - to alter the text size.

Opera: Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and scroll.


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