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.

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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.