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What is an access keyAn access key is basically a keyboard 'shortcut' that lets you skip straight to a particular part of a web site or web page. Access keys make web sites more usable for people who prefer to navigate using the keyboard, people using a screen reader or text browser, or people who are unable to use a mouse.
Access keys on seniors.gov.auSeniors.gov.au provides two sets of access keys: access keys that let you move around a particular page, and access keys that let you jump straight to important pages on the site.
The access keys that let you move around on a particular page on seniors.gov.au are:
- S - Skip to the main content of a page
- T - Jump to the search, popular topics, site map and a-z tools
- N - Jump to the main navigation of a page - your health, your finances, etc
- C - Jump to the community navigation of a page - living history, q&a forum, etc
- F - Jump to the footer navigation of a page
The access keys that let you jump straight to important pages on seniors.gov.au from almost anywhere are:
- 1 - Home page
- 2 - Not used on seniors.gov.au
- 3 - Site map
- 4 - Search
- 5 - A-Z Index
- 6 - Help
- 7 - Contact us
- 9 - Disclaimer
- 0 - Access key details (this page)
Using access keysThe method for using access keys depends on the type of computer you have and the web browser software you use. In general the following combination of keys is used:
- On a PC using internet explorer - 'Alt' + <access key>, then 'Enter'
- On a PC using mozilla firefox/netscape - 'Alt' + <access key>
- On an Apple computer - 'Control' + <access key>
Further information on accessibilityFor further information on the range of accessibility features available on seniors.gov.au please visit the Accessibility Features page.