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We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to use this site. One step we've taken is to follow web standards and guidelines that allow you to adapt the display of this site to suit your preferences.

Some ways to adapt this site to your preferences

How to enlarge the text on the site
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0 - Open IE

? At the top of the browser's window, you'll see a toolbar: choose "View".
? From the list of options that appear in the drop down menu under ?View', choose "text size".
? From the next menu that appears with text size options, choose a text size larger than your current setting.

Mozilla Firefox - with Firefox open, hold down the Control (Ctrl) key, then press the plus (+) key. The text on the web page should now appear bigger.

Instructions for Netscape and Apple Safari - see the Royal National Institute of the Blind webpage, Making your web browser more accessible.

How to navigate this site without a mouse
This site uses the standard HTML features for site wide navigation using the keyboard. Listed below are the short-cut keys specific to this site. Other short-cut keys are standard, but vary from browser to browser. These keys will take you to any part of the site. Once within the site you can use the TAB key to go from link to link.

Here is a list of short cut keys that are used within the site:

Accessibility Information
1 Home
2 Site Map
3 Sports
4 Conferences
5 Culture
6 Parties
7 Programme
8 Wellington
9 Contact Us
] Skip to navigation
[ Skip to content

(Windows: use Alt+(number)+Enter to use with IE5x. For Netscape 6x and Mozilla, just use Alt+(number). Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher, use Shift+Alt+(number). Macintosh: same as above but use 'Ctrl' instead of 'Alt').

Other ways to make the site easier to use
There are also a number of ways you can override most of the design features of the site. For example, you can instruct your browser to over-ride our style sheet, and use your own custom style sheet instead. For more information, see the following useful links about accessibility, below.

Useful links about accessibility
? The BBC's My Web My Way. Explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard, and mouse settings to make the web easier for you to use.
? BBC website users accessibility stories. Real users explain the adaptations they use to surf the web successfully.
? AbilityNet website.This site illustrates"the many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and your favourite applications suit you and your needs".
? Microsoft's Accessibility site. Provides accessibility tutorials and information for users and developers, focusing on Microsoft products.
? Internet Explorer 6 Accessibility Tutorial. Tutorials on adjusting accessibility options in IE 6, for both mouse and keyboard implementation.

Site and page structure information for screen reader users
Especially for users of screen readers, here is an overview of the structure of this site and the common page structure. This site has five main content sections: Home, Sports, Arts and Culture, and Conferences. It has separate pages for each of the confirmed sports, an overview of the arts and culture activities to be held during the Outgames, and describes the five conferences that will take place as part of the Conference programme. You can also find information about the organisers of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames, how to contact us for information, and who are sponsors are.

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