This site employs many features to make information more accessible:
- All images have text alternates (ALT attributes)
- All text uses relative font sizes so text can be enlarged or reduced using the text size options available in visual browsers (see instructions below), or our small/bigger text resizer tool.
- Page formatting has been achieved using CSS , to ensure that the semantic structure of the information is preserved
- This site follows World Wide Web and NZ E-Government accessibility guidelines
Use of text on this site
Most navigation elements are plain text. We have provided text alternatives to graphics on the site.
Those with poor sight may be able to increase the size of the text on screen. The procedure for doing so differs from one browser to the next.
The table below outlines the procedure for some popular browsers. If your browser does not appear in the table the following guidelines may be of assistance: In general, looking under the "View" selection on the main menu, you should find an option called "Text Zoom" or "Text Magnification" or "Text Size" or "Font Size". From that point it should be relatively simple to find and select an additional sub menu option that adjusts the text size to accomodate your needs.
|PC Windows||Internet Explorer 3 and 4||View > Fonts|
|PC Windows||Internet Explorer 5+||View > Text Size|
|PC Windows||K-meleon||View > Increase Font / Decrease Font|
|PC Windows||Mozilla||View > Increase Text Size / Decrease Text Size|
|PC Windows||Netscape 6||View > Text Size|
|PC Windows||Netscape 7||View > Text Zoom|
|PC Windows||Opera 5 and 6||Use dropdown menu on 'progress' bar|
|PC Windows||Opera 7||View > Zoom|
|MAC||I-Cab||View > Font Size|
|MAC||Internet Explorer 4.5||View > Text Size|
|MAC||Internet Explorer 5+||View > Text Zoom|
|MAC||Netscape 4||View > Increase/Decrease Font Size|
|MAC||Netscape 7||View > Text Zoom|
|MAC||Opera 5 and 6||Use dropdown menu on 'progress' bar|
|MAC||OmniWeb 4||Browser > Bigger Text / Smaller Text|
|MAC||Safari||View > Text Size|