Accessibility HelpAccessibility Help

To make this website accessible to as many people as possible, in addition to researching the needs of the site’s users and user groups, the design of this website has taken into account the needs of people with disabilities, as well as the capabilities and limitations of today’s most popular web browsers. Here you can learn more about the various accessibility features built into this website.

Web Browsers and Operating Systems

The HTML 4.01 standard has been applied to the webpages on this website, and users can access them with any browser that complies with the standard. But exactly how a webpage is displayed differs between browsers, computers and operating systems. For the best experience, we suggest that you use one of the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6 or 7 for Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
  • Firefox 2 or 3 for Microsoft Windows XP or Vista or Apple Mac OS X
  • Safari 3 on Microsoft Windows XP or Vista or Apple Mac OS X

Screen Resolution

The content of this website is best viewed at 1024 x 768 pixels. Content can also be viewed at 1280 pixels and above for wider screens.

Text Version

The content of this website can be viewed as a list with content aligned to the left of the screen and without any images, which will help users of different web and mobile devices to browse more easily. This feature can be accessed from the Text Version link at the footer of each page.

Text Equivalents for Visual Contents

To cater to users who may be visually impaired, all images, graphical contents, image maps and animation elements will have text equivalents (“alt text”) to present the content to those users, allowing the visually impaired to access all contents with screen readers. Those users without Flash installed on their devices will be served a non-Flash or text equivalent, or asked to download the Flash Player.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Users who may be less adept at using mouse, such as the blind or those with neuromuscular impairments, may need to use the keyboard without a mouse to browse a website.

This website was designed in a way that you can use the keyboard exclusively to access all features and content. For example, when you use the tab key, the cursor will move to all of the menus, hyperlinks or input boxes one by one in a logical order.

Some browsers also provide keyboard shortcuts that can make it easier to browse the website with your keyboard only. Lists of shortcuts for Internet Explorer and Firefox are available through the following links.

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Internet Explorer
Keyboard shortcuts for Mozilla Firefox

Other Accessibility Options and Tutorials

Users can also adjust various settings on their browsers – such as adjusting the font size, font colour, and colour contrast – to improve their site browsing experience. For browser-specific resources on adjusting accessibility options for this website, please refer to the following links.

Internet Explorer 6 Accessibility Tutorials
Accessibility in Internet Explorer 7
Accessibility features of Firefox