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Using the site without a mouse

The site can be used without a mouse. There are shortcut keys that will take you to commonly used pages such as the home page and the search page.

To use these shortcut keys hold down the ALT key (PC) or CONTROL key (Apple Macintosh) and then one of the keys in the table below. In some browsers you may have to press enter to confirm your choice. In the Opera 7 browser press Shift-Esc, release those keys, and then press your chosen access key.

New Zealand Government Access Keys
Key Function
0 A reference list of accessibility keys (this page).
1 Department of Labour home page.
2 Site map.
3 Go to the search box at the top of your current page.
9 Contact us.
[ Bypass the navigation and go to the main content of your current page.
/ Govt.nz

Use of text on this site

Most navigation elements are plain text and we have provided text alternatives to graphics on the site.

Mathmatical Formulae

Formulae used on this website are converted into MathML by javascript. To view the formulae correctly you will need to have javascript turned on and MathPlayer (for Internet Explorer users) or MathML fonts (for Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape users).

With MathPlayer or MathML installed this Formula `x_(1,2)=(-b+-sqrt(b^2-4a c))/(2a)` will be displayed like this

example formula.

Browsers supported

The site has been tested in version 3 browsers and above for Windows, Linux, and Mac and a number of earlier ones. If you find this site difficult to use with your browser please let us know.

PDF file readers

Long documents are best printed using the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format which is available on the title page of key documents. Please choose a PDF reader for your computer,

Get Acrobat Reader for Windows, MacOS, Linux or Xpdf for Linux.

Unzipping Collections

Large files and collections of smaller files that have been zipped to provide a quicker download can be decompressed with an unzip utility

You can find 'unzip' for many operating systems at info-zip.org