Accessibility

What is web  accessibility?

Web  accessibility is the practice of making website content available to all users,  particularly those with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical,  speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. It includes making a website  as accessible as possible regardless of browsing technology, such as for people  with text-only web browsers and old browser versions.

ACT  Government’s commitment to web accessibility

The  ACT Government is committed to making its website accessible to as many people  as possible. To this end we are endeavouring to meet AA accessibility  checkpoints as defined in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.  This commitment applies only to the ACT Government website www.gamblingandracing.act.gov.au and not to websites that are linked from our pages. Compliance with web  accessibility is an ongoing process which we are regularly working to improve.  If you experience problems accessing any of the information on our site, please  contact us and we will try our best to fix the problem or provide the  information in an alternative format.

The  ACT Government is committed to improving the accessibility of web content. To  provide feedback or request an accessible version of a document please contact us.

General Web Accessibility Information

There are many tools that can assist people with a  disability to access the Internet. These tools are either hardware or software.

Hardware

These tools manipulate the keyboard or mouse, because the  person with a disability cannot use them. Examples are:

Software

These tools change how a user interacts with the site.  Examples are:

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  • Screen readers - Programs that convert a web site into a Braille display or read it in audio for people who are blind, visually impaired or have dyslexia.
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  • Screen Magnifiers - Programs that magnify sections of the screen for people with vision impairments.
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  • Oversized cursors - Large cursors for people with vision impairments.
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  • Onscreen keyboards - Keyboards for people with motor disabilities used in combination with switching devices.
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  • Programs that slow down applications for people with motor disabilities.

Vision  Australia provides information and links to resources.

General Browser  Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts provided below apply to Microsoft  Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox.
  The following keyboard shortcut forms are used throughout  the lists below:

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  • Ctrl=Control
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  • Esc=Escape
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  • Alt=Alternative
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  • Del= Delete
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  • UP, DOWN
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  • LEFT, RIGHT =Arrow keys

The  text is too small for me to read - how can I change it?

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  • Press CTRL and the '+' key to  increase the text size
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  • Press CTRL and the '-' key to decrease the text size

Where available, the key combinations for Windows, Linux  and Mac operating systems have been provided.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  Command  

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Opera

Add Bookmark

Ctrl/Cmd+D

Ctrl/Cmd+D

Ctrl/Cmd+T

Back

Backspace
  Alt/Option+<-

Backspace (Win/Linux)
  Alt+<- (Win/Linux)
  Cmd+<- (Mac)

Backspace
  Alt/Option+<-
  Ctrl/Cmd+<-
  Z

Bookmarks

Ctrl/Cmd+I

Ctrl/Cmd+B
  Ctrl+I (Win)

F4
  Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+B
  Ctrl/Cmd+1

Caret Browsing

F7

Close Tab

Ctrl/Cmd+W
  Ctrl/Cmd+F4

Ctrl/Cmd+W
  Ctrl/Cmd+F4

Close Window

Ctrl/Cmd+W
  Alt/Option+F4

Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+W
  Alt/Option+F4

Ctrl/Cmd+W
  Alt/Option+F4

Copy

Ctrl/Cmd+C

Ctrl/Cmd+C

Ctrl/Cmd+C

Cut

Ctrl/Cmd+X

Ctrl/Cmd+X

Ctrl/Cmd+X

Decrease text size

Ctrl/Cmd+-

9

Delete

Del

Del

Del

Delete individual form auto-complete entry

Del

Shift+Del

DOM inspector

Ctrl+Shift+I (Win/Linux)

Downloads

Ctrl+J (Win)
  Ctrl+Y (Linux)
  Cmd+J (Mac)

Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+T
  Ctrl/Cmd+5

Find again

Ctrl/Cmd+G
  F3


  F3

Find as you type link

'

,
  Shift+/

Find as you type text

/

/
  .

Find previous

Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+G
  Shift+F3

Shift+F3

Find in this page

Ctrl/Cmd+F

Ctrl/Cmd+F

Ctrl/Cmd+F

Forward

Shift+Backspace
  Alt/Option+->

Shift+Backspace
  Alt/Option+-> (Win/Linux)
  Cmd+-> (Mac)

Shift+Backspace
  Alt/Option+->
  Ctrl/Cmd+->
  X

Go down one line

Down

Down

Down

Go up one line

Up

Up

Up

Go down one page

PageDown

PageDown

PageDown

Go up one page

PageUp

PageUp

PageUp

Go to bottom of page

End

End

End

Go to top of page

Home

Home

Home

Full screen

F11

F11 (Win/Linux)

F11

Help

F1

F1 (Win/Linux)

F1

History

Ctrl/Cmd+H

Ctrl/Cmd+H

Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+H
  Ctrl/Cmd+4

Home page

Alt/Option+Home

Alt/Option+Home

Alt/Option+Home

Increase text size

Ctrl/Cmd++

0

Move to next frame

F6

More to previous frame

Shift+F6

New tab

Ctrl/Cmd+N

Ctrl/Cmd+T

Ctrl/Cmd+N

Next tab

Ctrl/Cmd+O

Ctrl+Tab (Win/Linux)
  Cmd+Opt+Tab (Mac)
  Ctrl/Cmd+PageDown

Ctrl/Cmd+Tab
  Alt/Option+PageDown
  Ctrl/Cmd+F6
  2

New window

Ctrl/Cmd+N

Ctrl/Cmd+N

Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+N

Open file

Shift+Enter/Return

Ctrl/Cmd+O

Ctrl/Cmd+O

Open link

Enter/Return

Enter/Return

Open link in new tab

Ctrl/Cmd+F3

Ctrl/Cmd+Enter/Return

Open link in new window

Ctrl/Cmd+V

Shift+Enter/Return

Shift+Enter/Return

Open address in new tab

Ctrl/Cmd+P

Alt/Option+Enter/Return

Shift+Enter/Return

Page info

Ctrl/Cmd+Y

Ctrl+I (Linux)
  Cmd+I (Mac)

Ctrl/Cmd+8

Page source

F5
  Ctrl/Cmd+R

Ctrl/Cmd+U

Ctrl/Cmd+F3

Paste

Ctrl/Cmd+F5

Ctrl/Cmd+V

Ctrl/Cmd+V

Previous tab

Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab
  Ctrl/Cmd+PageUp

Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab
  Alt/Option+PageUp
  Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+F6
  1

Print

Ctrl/Cmd+P

Ctrl/Cmd+P

Redo

Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z
  Ctrl+Y (Win/Linux)

Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z
  Ctrl+Y

Reload

Ctrl/Cmd+A

F5
  Ctrl/Cmd+R

F5
  Ctrl/Cmd+R

Reload (override cache)

Alt/Option+D
  F4
  Ctrl/Cmd+Tab

Ctrl/Cmd+F5
  Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+R

Restore text size

Ctrl/Cmd+0

6

Save page as

Ctrl/Cmd+S

Ctrl/Cmd+S

Save link target as

Alt/Option+Enter/Return

Select all

Ctrl/Cmd+A

Ctrl/Cmd+A

Select location bar

Esc

Ctrl/Cmd+L
  Alt+D (Win/Linux)

F8

Select next auto-complete entry in text field

Ctrl/Cmd+Z

Down

Select previous auto-complete entry in text field

Up

Select next search engine in search bar

Ctrl/Cmd+Down

Select previous search engine in search bar

Ctrl/Cmd+Up

Select tab [1 to 9]

Ctrl+[1 to 9] (Win)
  Alt+[1 to 9] (Linux)
  Cmd+[1 to 9] (Mac)

Stop

Esc

Esc

Undo

Ctrl/Cmd+Z

Ctrl/Cmd+Z

Web Search
  (Web Search moves the cursor to the Search Bar and only works if the Search  Bar is visible. If the Search Bar is hidden, this keyboard shortcut has no  effect).

Ctrl/Cmd+K
  Ctrl+J (Linux)

Shift+F8

Shortcuts for  Internet Explorer

Details of shortcuts for various versions of Internet  Explorer can be obtained from the Microsoft website.

Shortcuts for  Firefox Mozilla

Details of shortcuts for various versions of Mozilla can  be obtained from the Firefox website.

Acrobat PDF  Documents

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The ACT Government is committed to improving the accessibility of web content. To provide feedback or request an accessible version of a document please contact us.