Accessibility

This site employs many features to make information more accessible:

  • All inline images have text alternates (ALT attributes)
  • Pages are organized to be fully functional, even with JavaScript and CSS turned off
  • Relative font sizes have been used, so text can be enlarged or reduced using the text size options available in visual browsers
  • The site can be navigated without the use of a mouse
  • Page formatting has been achieved using CSS, to ensure that the semantic structure of the information is preserved
  • This site follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Minimum browser requirements

This site has been optimised for the following visual browsers, and should also work in AT running on top of these browsers.

Operating System Browser
Windows XP Firefox 3
Windows XP/Vista Firefox 3.5
Windows XP Internet Explorer 6
Windows XP/Vista Internet Explorer 7
Windows XP/Vista Internet Explorer 8
Windows XP Opera 10
OS X 10.5/10.6 Safari 4

Keyboard users

Keyboard users should not be disadvantaged in navigating this site.

  • Pages may be navigated via linear tabbing
  • Links and buttons can be activated by pressing ENTER

Changing the text size

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

Those with poor sight may increase the size of the text on screen. The procedure for doing so differs from one browser to the next:

Operating System Browser Steps

Windows XP/Vista

Firefox 3+
  1. 'View'
  2. 'Zoom In'/'Zoom Out'
Windows XP/Vista Internet Explorer 6
  1. 'View'
  2. 'Text Size'
Windows XP/Vista Internet Explorer 7/8
  1. 'Page'
  2. 'Text Size', or 'Zoom In'/'Zoom Out'
Windows XP/Vista Opera 10
  1. 'View'
  2. 'Zoom'
OS X 10.5+ Safari 4
  1. 'View'
  2. 'Zoom In'/'Zoom Out'

JavaScript

This site uses browser scripting (JavaScript) to:

  1. customise fonts
  2. provide control over the amount of page content that is visible by default

You currently have JavaScript turned off.

How to enable JavaScript

If you have JavaScript turned off and wish to turn it back on, please follow the steps specific to your web browser:

Operating System Browser Steps

Windows XP/Vista

Firefox 3+
  1. 'Tools'
  2. 'Options'
  3. 'Content'
  4. Check 'Enable JavaScript'
  5. 'OK'
  6. Refresh the current web page
Windows XP/Vista Internet Explorer 6/7/8
  1. 'Tools'
  2. 'Internet Options'
  3. 'Security'
  4. 'Custom Level'
  5. Scroll down to 'Scripting'
  6. 'Enable' 'Active Scripting'
  7. 'OK'
  8. 'OK'
  9. Refresh the current web page
Windows XP/Vista Opera 10
  1. 'Tools'
  2. 'Quick Preferences'
  3. Check 'Enable JavaScript'
OS X 10.5+ Safari 4
  1. 'Safari'
  2. 'Preferences'
  3. 'Security'
  4. Check 'Enable JavaScript'

Downloadable documents

We are aware that some documents may not be accessible to some people. Please contact us at contact@comcom.govt.nz or 0800 94 3600 if you need a document that is not accessible to you.