Accessibility

This website has been designed in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium's Accessibility Initiative and Section Six of the New Zealand Government's Web Standards.

Access Keys

You can use newzealand.govt.nz with the following access keys instead of a mouse.

  • [ to skip to the main content on a page
  • 0 the list of access keys (on this page)
  • 1 Home
  • 2 Site Map
  • 3 Search
  • 9 Contact Us
  • / Link to us

Note: On Windows with Internet Explorer, press ALT + an access key then press Enter. If using Firefox on Windows, press SHIFT + ALT + an accesskey. If you are using a Macintosh, press Ctrl + an access key.

Skip Navigation

The "Skip to content" link allows users to skip past navigation links to the main content for the page.

Turning off style sheets

newzealand.govt.nz is aware that some users may experience contrast issues. We suggest turning off style sheets in your browser to see a text-only version of this site. Alternatively, you can try our high contrast option.

How to turn off style sheets

IE: Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
Firefox: View > Page style > No style
Opera: View > Style > User mode
Safari (Mac): No option available
Google Chrome: No option available

Change text sizes

You may be able to increase the size of the text on screen.

Internet Explorer 5.5+

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then your chosen size (or if you have a mouse wheel simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size).

Firefox 1.0+

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Text Size', and then select decrease or increase. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -. If you have a mouse wheel, simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size.

Opera 7.0+

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', and then select the percentage increase or decrease you require. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -.

Safari 1.2+ (Mac)

Select the 'View' menu, then 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller'. Alternatively select ⌘ + + or ⌘ + -

Google Chrome 1.0+

Select the page menu at the top right, then 'Zoom', then 'Larger' or 'Smaller'. Alternatively select CTRL + + or CTRL + -. If you have a mouse wheel, simply hold down CTRL and roll the mouse wheel to alter the text size.

PDF Reader

Download a Portable Document Format (PDF) reader from the Adobe website.