Accessibility

The Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can access this site and its information. The site has been tested against the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 1.0, Level AA, as required by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian eGovernment Web Accessibility Standard.

The Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner welcomes feedback about your experience in accessing this website.

General Web Accessibility Information

There are many tools that people with a disability can use to assist to access the internet. These tools are either hardware or software.

Hardware

These tools manipulate the keyboard or mouse, because the person with a disability cannot use them.

Refreshable Braille Displays: A small Braille display that a blind person can use to read the screen line by line.

Joysticks / TrackballsPointers that manipulate the mouse onscreen for people with motor disabilities.

Alternative keyboards: Keyboards that have limited keys for people with motor disabilities. These include keyboards manipulated by fingers and keyboards manipulated using a head-wand.

Software

These tools change how a user interacts with the site.

Screen readers: Programs such as JAWS and Window-Eyes that convert a web site into a Braille display or read it in audio for people who are blind, visually impaired or have dyslexia.

Screen Magnifiers: Programs that magnify sections of the screen for people with vision impairments. See Windows Screen Magnifier.

Oversized cursors: Large cursors for people with vision impairments such as ‘Biggy’ cursors.

On-screen keyboards: Keyboards for people with motor disabilities used in combination with switching devices.

Programs that slow down applications for people with motor disabilities, for example CPU Killer.

General Browser Shortcuts

This website works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

The following keyboard shortcut forms are used throughout the lists below: Ctrl=Control; Esc=Escape; Alt=Alternative; Del=Delete; UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT=Arrow keys.

Where available, the key combinations for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems have been provided.

Command Internet Explorer Firefox Opera
Add Bookmark Ctrl / Cmd+D Ctrl / Cmd+D Ctrl / Cmd+T
Back Backspace
Alt / Option+<-
Backspace (Win / Linux)
Alt+<- (Win / Linux)
Cmd+<- (Mac)
Backspace
Alt / Option+<-
Ctrl / Cmd+<-
Z
Bookmarks Ctrl / Cmd+I Ctrl / Cmd+B
Ctrl+I (Win)
F4
Ctrl / Cmd+Alt / Option+B
Ctrl / Cmd+1
Caret Browsing   F7  
Close Tab   Ctrl / Cmd+W
Ctrl / Cmd+F4
Ctrl / Cmd+W
Ctrl / Cmd+F4
Close Window Ctrl / Cmd+W
Alt / Option+F4
Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+W
Alt / Option+F4
Ctrl / Cmd+W
Alt / Option+F4
Copy Ctrl / Cmd+C Ctrl / Cmd+C Ctrl / Cmd+C
Cut Ctrl / Cmd+X Ctrl / Cmd+X Ctrl / Cmd+X
Decrease text size   Ctrl / Cmd+- 9
Delete Del Del Del
Delete individual form auto-complete entry Del Shift+Del  
DOM inspector   Ctrl+Shift+I (Win / Linux)  
Downloads   Ctrl+J (Win)
Ctrl+Y (Linux)
Cmd+J (Mac)
Ctrl / Cmd+Alt/Option+T
Ctrl / Cmd+5
Find again   Ctrl / Cmd+G
F3

F3
Find as you type link   ' ,
Shift+/
Find as you type text   / /
.
Find previous   Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+G
Shift+F3
Shift+F3
Find in this page Ctrl / Cmd+F Ctrl / Cmd+F Ctrl / Cmd+F
Forward Shift+Backspace
Alt / Option+->
Shift+Backspace
Alt / Option+-> (Win / Linux)
Cmd+-> (Mac)
Shift+Backspace
Alt / Option+->
Ctrl / Cmd+->
X
Go down one line Down Down Down
Go up one line Up Up Up
Go down one page PageDown PageDown PageDown
Go up one page PageUp PageUp PageUp
Go to bottom of page End End End
Go to top of page Home Home Home
Full screen F11 F11 (Win / Linux) F11
Help F1 F1 (Win / Linux) F1
History Ctrl / Cmd+H Ctrl / Cmd+H Ctrl / Cmd+Alt / Option+H
Ctrl / Cmd+4
Home page Alt / Option+Home Alt / Option+Home Alt / Option+Home
Increase text size   Ctrl / Cmd++ 0
Move to next frame   F6  
More to previous frame   Shift+F6  
New tab Ctrl / Cmd+N Ctrl / Cmd+T Ctrl / Cmd+N
Next tab Ctrl / Cmd+O Ctrl+Tab (Win / Linux)
Cmd+Opt+Tab (Mac)
Ctrl / Cmd+PageDown
Ctrl / Cmd+Tab
Alt / Option+PageDown
Ctrl / Cmd+F6
2
New window Enter / Return Ctrl / Cmd+N Ctrl / Cmd+Alt / Option+N
Open file Shift+Enter / Return Ctrl / Cmd+O Ctrl / Cmd+O
Open link   Enter / Return Enter / Return
Open link in new tab Ctrl / Cmd+F3 Ctrl / Cmd+Enter / Return  
Open link in new window Ctrl / Cmd+V Shift+Enter / Return Shift+Enter / Return
Open address in new tab Ctrl / Cmd+P Alt / Option+Enter / Return Shift+Enter / Return
Page info Ctrl / Cmd+Y Ctrl+I (Linux)
Cmd+I (Mac)
Ctrl / Cmd+8
Page source F5
Ctrl / Cmd+R
Ctrl / Cmd+U Ctrl / Cmd+F3
Paste Ctrl / Cmd+F5 Ctrl / Cmd+V Ctrl / Cmd+V
Previous tab   Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+Tab
Ctrl / Cmd+PageUp
Feature Not Available Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+Tab
Al t/ Option+PageUp
Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+F6
1
Print   Ctrl / Cmd+P Ctrl / Cmd+P
Redo   Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+Z
Ctrl+Y (Win /Linux)
Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+Z
Ctrl+Y
Reload Ctrl / Cmd+A F5
Ctrl / Cmd+R
F5
Ctrl / Cmd+R
Reload (override cache) Alt / Option+D
F4
Ctrl / Cmd+Tab
Ctrl / Cmd+F5
Ctrl / Cmd+Shift+R
 
Restore text size   Ctrl / Cmd+0 6
Save page as   Ctrl / Cmd+S Ctrl / Cmd+S
Save link target as   A t/ Option+Enter / Return  
Select all   Ctrl / Cmd+A Ctrl / Cmd+A
Select location bar Esc Ctrl / Cmd+L
Alt+D (Win / Linux)
F8
Select next auto-complete entry in text field Ctrl / Cmd+Z Down  
Select previous auto-complete entry in text field   Up  
Select next search engine in search bar   Ctrl / Cmd+Down  
Select previous search engine in search bar   Ctrl / Cmd+Up  
Select tab [1 to 9]   Ctrl+[1 to 9] (Win)
Alt+[1 to 9] (Linux)
Cmd+[1 to 9] (Mac)
 
Stop   Esc Esc
Undo   Ctrl / Cmd+Z Ctrl / Cmd+Z
Web Search
(Web Search moves the cursor to the Search Bar and only works if the Search Bar is visible. If the Search Bar is hidden, this keyboard shortcut has no effect).
  Ctrl / Cmd+K
Ctrl+J (Linux)
Shift+F8

iE6 Format Display

The display of this website in iE6 is not the intended format for delivery. Although we have aimed to make this site as cross browser compliant as possible, some users on iE6 with low screen resolutions may not have access to some of the usability functions and optimal online features like RSS subscriptions and dynamic navigation components.

The Microsoft iE6 homepage offers users these options and information specifically for Microsoft iE6.

Web Browsing Basics

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Customising Your Browser

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Security and Privacy

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Developing

Get links to the documentation on the features, controls, and support that give Internet Explorer 6 a powerful programming model.

Accessibility Tutorials

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Acknowledgements

The information above has been sourced from Multi Media Victoria and websites of the various commercial browsers.