Access keys enable a user to bring focus to page elements (usually links) using the keyboard. They are designed to assist users who prefer keyboard navigation, or are unable to use a mouse, and also provides easy access for frequent users.
On most Windows browsers, pressing 'Alt + the access key number' will highlight the link, and pressing Enter will take you to the destination page. On most Macintosh browsers, pressing 'Control + the access key number' will take you to the destination page.
Some earlier versions of Web browsers do not support access keys. The online help in your Web browser provides further information.
The following access keys are used on every page:
- S: Skip navigation
- 1: Home page
- 2: not used
- 3: Site map
- 4: Search
- 5: Copyright
- 6: not used
- 7: not used
- 8: not used
- 9: not used
- 0: Access key details (this page)