We want this site to be accessible by everyone and so we've taken care to remove obstacles that may stop anyone from using it. We hope it works for you - and would welcome your feedback.  If you have any questions or suggestions regarding accessibility, please contact us.


Background and Features

Accessibility is something we value.  In order to make this website as easy as possible for people to use, we employed an experienced website design company, Springload, to develop the website and its content management system.  We also consulted with AccEase, a company that specialises in website accessibility, throughout the development and testing of this website.

Some of the features of this website include:


Keyboard access

This website can be used without a mouse.  Access keys are keyboard shortcut for navigation of this website.  The following access keys have been set up to take you to commonly used pages or to bypass navigational links on the pages.  For information about how to use access keys in various Internet browsers, click here.

  • 0 - Accessibility information (this page)
  • 1 - NZRA home page
  • 2 - Site map
  • 3 - Search
  • 4 - About us
  • 5 - Sign up for the newsletter
  • 6 - Top of page
  • 9 - Contact information
  • [ - Bypass the navigation and go to the main content of your current page

 

Changing text size

For PC Users -

Regardless of which browser you prefer using, the font size can be increased by pressing Ctrl + and decreased again by pressing Ctrl -

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press Ctrl and hold it down while rolling the wheel forward to enlarge the font, and backward to decrease the size.

For Mac Users -

Regardless of which browser you prefer using, the font size can be increased by pressing CMD + and decreased again by pressing CMD -.

 

Links within our website

As much as possible, links are written to make sense out of context.  If the link does not make sense out of context, it has a title attributed to describe the context in greater detail.  Link text is never duplicated; two links with the same text point to the same address.  No links open a new page without warning.  For those new to the Internet: any underlined text in blue is a link to another page within this website or to another website on the Internet - just click on the text to go there.

 

Links to other sites

Where relevant we have provided links to other websites.  We make no guarantees that they will be accessible.

 

Images

All content images include alt text descriptions.  "Alt text" is a text alternative to the image itself.  This text is used to describe the image and it useful for people browsing the website via a screen reader.  All decorative graphics use NULL alt text.

Navigation elements are all in plain text, not images.

For images that requires longer descriptions (e.g. cartoon), we have included a 'Visual Description' in the main body of text associated with that image.

 

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browsing device does not support stylesheets, the content of each page is still readable.

 

Standards Compliance

This website follows XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

 

How to use Access Keys

Different Internet browsers have different methods for using Access Keys.  Read below for information about how to use Access Keys on your Internet browers.

Internet Explorer 5+:

Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER.

Internet Explorer 4:

Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Internet Explorer 5+ for Mac:

Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Internet Explorer 4.5 for Mac:

Access keys are not supported

Netscape 6+:

Hold down the ALT (CTRL for Macintosh) key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Netscape earlier versions:

Access keys are not supported.

Mozilla Firefox and variants (including Camino):

Hold down the SHIFT+ALT (CTRL for Macintosh) key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Safari (Mac OS X):

Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Omniweb (Mac OS X):

Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Opera - 7.5+:

Press SHIFT+ESC, followed by the number/letter of the access key.

 

 

 


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