Keyboard access information
This page lists the accesskeys used throughout this website and are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse or who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts.
This web site uses the UK Government accesskeys system and the following information summarises each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.
The key combination you use will depend on your browser and operating system. Here is a list of the most common. If your browser or operating system are not listed, you should refer to your documentation for help with this functionality.
|Operating system||Browser||Key combination|
|Windows||Internet Explorer (v5+)||Hold down the ALT key, press the access key, release both keys then press ENTER|
|Windows||Firefox, Netscape (v7+), Mozilla||Hold down the ALT key and press the access key|
|Windows||Opera (v7+)||Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key|
|Mac OS||Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, Internet Explorer (v5+), Netscape (v7+), Omniweb, Camino||Hold down the CTRL key and press the access key|
|Mac OS||Opera (v7+)||Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key|
The list below shows "Alt" for brevity. You should use the key combination for your browser.
|Key combination||Short description||Detailed description|
|Alt + s||Skip navigation|
|Alt + 1||Home Page||Links to the CEOP home page|
|Alt + 3||Site Map||Links to the CEOP site map|
|Alt + 8||Terms and conditions||Links to the terms and conditions of this site|
|Alt + 9||Contact us||Links to contact details for the CEOP Centre|
|Alt + 0||Accessibility||This page|
|Alt + t||Top of page||Quick link to the top of the page|
You can also use the Tab key on your keyboard to move between links on a page. A single press of a Tab highlights the next link, Shift+Tab highlights the previous link.
This site has been designed to conform to the WAI double AA rating where HTML is used. Where documents are made available in other formats, conformance has not been achieved.
If you experience difficulties using the site, please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate your needs wherever reasonably possible.
Increasing text size
Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.
This tool is available in the menu of various browsers as follows:
- Internet Explorer 5, 5.5, 6 (PC): View > Text size
- Firefox, Netscape 8: View > Text size
- Opera: View > Zoom
- Netscape 6, 7, Mozilla: View > Text zoom
- Safari (Mac): View > Make text bigger
- Internet Explorer 5 (Mac): View > Text zoom
Users may wish to change the site's background colour further or change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser.
Depending on your browser type use one of the following:
- Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Colors
- Netscape Navigator: Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Colors
We have included downloadable files in Portable Document Format (PDF) with an indication of the file size.