We have provided a series of keyboard shortcuts intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse.
The standard UK Government access keys have been partially implemented on this site and are:
- U - Top of Page
- 1 - Home Page
- 0 - Accessibility
The following additional access keys can also be used on this site:
- 2 - About Us
- 3 - Inside Alliance
- 4 - Career Development
- 5 - Business Areas
- 6 - Rewards
- 7 - Current Vacancies
- 8 - Equal Opportunities
To further help remember these keys, please note that links that can be activated by access keys will indicate this by having the key listed in brackets as part of the link or image description.
Access keys are supported by Internet Explorer Version 4 or above and by netscape Version 6 or above. Older browsers do not support access keys and will just ignore them.
Depending on your browser type, please use one of the following:
In general, press "Alt" and the relevant access key.
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4
Press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5, 6, 7 or 8
Press "Alt" and the relevant number/letter, then press the "Enter" key
Netscape version 6 or later or Firefox/Mozilla
Press "Alt", "Shift" and the relevant number/letter at the same time
Press the "Ctrl" key and the relevant access key.
All pages on this site are XHTML 1.0, validated using the HTML validation service provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
All pages on this site are presented using style sheets validated using the CSS validation service provided by the W3C.
All pages on this site comply with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), as laid out by the W3C. Some of the issues cannot be automated, but we, the developers, have read the guidelines and believe that the pages on this site are in compliance.
All pages are device independent.
The site uses relative font sizes that can be changed to suit your preference using the "text size" option of your browser.
All pages are laid out using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
If the style sheets are not used, the content of each page is still readable.
None of the content is dependent on colour alone.