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Access keys

Access keys allow you to move quickly to various parts of the site by using keyboard shortcuts. The access keys for this site are listed below:

1 = Homepage
2 = About
3 = News
4 = Articles
5 = Blog
6 = Discussion
7 = Research
8 = Resource library
9 = Links

How to access these will depend on the web browser you are using. If in doubt, refer to your browser's help documentation.

Internet Explorer: Alt key + the access key number + Enter.

Firefox 2+ Windows and linux: Hold down ALT + SHIFT keys, press access key number. On Macs: Hold down CTR key, press access key number.

Google Chrome 3 Windows and linux: Hold down the ALT key, press access key number. On Macs: Hold down the CTR + OPT keys, press access key number.

Safari 3 Windows: Hold down the ALT key, press access key number.
Macs: Hold down the CTR and OPT keys, press access key number.

Safari 4 Windows: Hold down the ALT key, press access key number.
Macs: Hold down the CTR key, press access key number.


Changing the text size

In Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera, go to:
  • View menu
  • Select 'Text Size', 'Text Zoom', 'Zoom or 'Increase Font'
Safari and Netscape:
  • Go to settings from the menu toolbar
  • Select 'Preferences'
  • Select the Appearance tab
  • Choose the font and text size
Google Chrome:
  • Go to the cutomise and control settings menu
  • Select 'Zoom'
  • Select to increase or decrease the size

RSS feeds

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and provides a way of delivering the most up-to-date content in real-time to the end user via an XML feed. RSS feeds are free and no registration is required. Most web browsers can read RSS feeds. These can be added/subscribed to by bookmarking the feed/s in your browser.

You can also subscribe to RSS feeds via dedicated software and websites, such as Google Reader, Bloglines, and Yahoo Pipes (registration may be required to access dedicated services).

The following RSS feeds are available on this site for staying up-to-date with the latest content:

 Articles
 News
 Blog posts
 Blog comments
 Discussion posts


See below for instructions on how to add the feeds in different web browsers:

Internet Explorer 7 and later:

  • Click on the link for the feed you would like to subscribe to
  • Click on the 'Subscribe to this Feed' option
  • Choose a name and folder for the feed. Finally, click on the Subscribe button
Firefox:
  • Click on the link for the feed you would like to subscribe to
  • Click on the 'Subscribe Now' option
  • Choose a name and folder for the feed. Finally, click on the Subscribe button
Safari:
  • Click on the link for the feed you would like to subscribe to
  • Select to add the feed as a bookmark via the '+' symbol beside of the URL address bar or the 'Add bookmark' option towards the bottom of the right-hand column on the page
  • Select to add the feed to the bookmarks bar


Google Chrome:

Google Chrome web browser does not currently have in-built functionality for reading RSS feeds. There is, however, an optional add-on that can be easily downloaded from the Google webstore for adding this functionality. Access the link below to visit the page for downloading the add-on feature and details on how to use this:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/


Standards

The site is built according to W3C's (The World Wide Web Consortium) XHTML 1.0 standards and uses Cascading style Sheets (CSS).

JavaScript programming language is used to increase usability for some elements of the site. You will need Javascript enabled in your web browser to be able to see this functionality (most browsers will already have Javascript enabled). Its usage is restricted so that the content of the site will still be visible if Javascript is not enabled, and you will still be able to navigate the site.