This site employs many features to make information more accessible:

  • All images have text alternates (ALT attributes)
  • Pages are organized to be fully functional, even with Javascript and CSS turned off
  • 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.

Operating System Browser Instructions
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