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Accessibility

The HSE Books website aims to be as accessible as possible and complies with recognised web standards and UK Government guidelines regarding accessibility.

Ease of use

This site's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software, and can be navigated easily using just a keyboard. See keyboard shortcuts listed below.

Your browser

It is possible for your browser to show different font sizes than the default choice. There are a variety of methods for setting this, depending upon your level of mobility.

Common

Method 1) Hold down the CTRL key and use the keys + and - to grow and shrink the fonts shown on the screen. If your mouse or pointing device has a wheel, this can also be used to select the font size by turning the wheel when CTRL is held down.

For Mozilla Firefox

Method 2) Locate the "View" menu at the top of the browser window. After selecting this menu, choose the option "Zoom" and then click on either "Zoom in" or "Zoom out" to alter the font size used.

For Internet Explorer

Method 2) Locate the "Page" menu at the top of the browser window. After selecting this menu, choose the option "Zoom" and then click on either "Zoom in" or "Zoom out" to alter the font size used. You can also select a preset level of zoom, such as "400%"

Screen readers

The HSE Books website has been tested using the JAWS screenreader and has been evaluated by AbilityNet

Access keys

Access keys provide keyboard shortcuts to important pages on a website. The access keys on this site are:

Key
Link
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Access Keys help page
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HSE home page
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What's New
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Site Map
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Search
5
FAQs
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Help
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How to Complain
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Terms and Conditions
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Feedback
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Skip the summary at the top of each page

At the time of writing the following browsers support access keys:

  • Firefox 3 (Windows + Linux) hold ALT and SHIFT down and press the key then press ENTER
  • Mozilla, Firebird and Firefox 2(Windows + Linux) hold ALT down and press the key
  • Microsoft IE5+: (Windows) hold ALT down and press the key, then press ENTER
  • Microsoft IE5: (MAC) hold down CTRL and press the key
  • Microsoft IE4: (Windows) hold ALT down and press the key
  • Netscape Navigator 6+: (Windows) hold ALT down and press the key