Many Internet users with disabilities find web sites difficult or even impossible to use simply because of the way they are designed.

We are aware of the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities and ensure compatibility with as many of these systems as possible. This includes keeping text clear, formatting layouts and tables, and making sure links adequately describe where they go.

This site has been built to meet the standards set by the New Zealand Government for accessibility. You can find out more about the New Zealand e-Govt Compliance Standards on their website,

If you come across a part of our site that is difficult to use please tell us about it. We intend to keep improving our accessibility - so to help us do it, send us your comments.

Access keys

This website makes use of access keys, allowing users to navigate parts of the site without the aid of a mouse. Access keys are used by holding down the Alt key on your keyboard, then pressing the corresponding Access Key.
Note: Mac users may need to press Control instead of Alt to use Access Keys, and Firefox users need to press Alt + Shift (and may also need to press Enter afterwards to activate the Access Key).

0 = Accessibility
1 = Home
3 = Sitemap
8 = Privacy Statement

Standards compliance

This site has been built to meet New Zealand e-Government recommendations for standards compliance.


Images used throughout this site to enhance content include descriptive 'alt' attributes.

Visual aids and readability

This site supports multiple text sizes to make text more readable through the text-size links at the bottom of the page.

If you have problems accessing any of the content on this site, please contact us as we can arrange to send you the content in a different format. Email for more information.