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Access keys and how to use them

Different browsers use access keys in different ways.  In general you need to hold down a one or two keys, and then press the access key you want.

Browsers for PCs

Firefox 2: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
Firefox 1.5 for PCs: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Netscape 7: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Netscape 6+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key
Netscape earlier versions: Access keys are not supported

Browsers for Macs

Firefox 2: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
Firefox 1.5: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 4.5: Access keys are not supported

 

Access keys on this wesbite

This website uses the UK government access key system. The following shortcuts are available:

[C] Contact us
[N] News
[O] About
[P] Publications
[R] Readers

[I] Role and Background
[J] Members
[K] Code of Practice
[L] Register of Interests
[M] Nominations
[Q] Criteria
[U] HOLAC Appointments
[X] Vetting  

[S] Skip to content
[1] Home page
[2] (Not in use)
[3] Sitemap
[4] (Not in use)
[5] Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
[6] (Not in use)
[7] (Not in use)
[8] Terms and conditions, privacy and copyright
[9] Feedback form
[0] Access key details (this page)

 

Browsealoud

Browsealoud is a solution that allows visitors the option of having website content read to them. As the website visitor moves the cursor over text, it is spoken aloud. Browsealoud is free to download and you have control over the voice, word pronunciations and speech highlighting.

Browsealoud currently supports following browsers

You can download the program for free here [External website]. 

We also support accessible Java, Flash and Math Equations.

MAC OSX (apple 10.2.8) users have speech built into the computer. The safari browser has speech options.