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Accessibility

Accessibility standards

W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines and resources which improve web accessibility for users with special needs. The WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define a series of checkpoints (grouped by priority) which can be used to evaluate web content accessibility.

We believe that the RNIDS website satisfies all priority 1 and 2 checkpoints and the majority of priority 3 checkpoints.

For more information about web accessibility and standards see:

Access keys

Access keys are specially defined keyboard shortcuts which activate links or other web page elements, e.g. the search field. When a user uses an access key, the browser jumps to the related link or field without the need to use a mouse or similar device. W3C’s WAI recommends the use of access keys.

The following access keys have been defined and can be used on any of the pages of this website:

  • Access key 0 – Accessibility (this page)
  • Access key 1 – Home page
  • Access key 2 – Jump to the main content on the page
  • Access key 3 – WHOIS lookup
  • Access key 4 – Site map
  • Access key 5 ‒ Search
  • Access key - – Decrease text size
  • Access key = ‒ Standard text size
  • Access key + – Increase text size
Windows Firefox, Mozilla Hold down the Alt and Shift keys and press the number of the access key.
  Internet Explorer 5+ Hold down the Alt key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press the Enter key.
  Internet Explorer 4 Hold down the Alt key and press the number of the access key.
  Google Chrome Hold down the Alt key and press the number of the access key.
  Safari Hold down the Alt key and press the number of the access key.
  Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the access key.
  Netscape 7 Hold down the Alt key and press the number of the access key.
 
Mac Firefox, Mozilla Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number of the access key.
  Safari Hold down the Alt + Ctrl keys and press the number of the access key.
  Google Chrome Hold down the Alt + Ctrl keys and press the number of the access key.
  Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the access key.
     
Linux Firefox, Mozilla Hold down the Alt and Shift keys and press the number of the access key.
  Google Chrome Hold down the Alt and Shift keys and press the number of the access key.
  Konqueror press and release Ctrl key, then press the number of the access key.
  Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the access key.

PDF files

A significant portion of our website content is provided in PDF file format. In order for you to view these files, you need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader.