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Access keys

Access keys are a special function provided for users with physical disabilities, specifically motor skill difficulties, although they can also be of benefit to other users . Access keys are hidden links that enable users to bring focus to important parts of a web page, using the keyboard.

For example, you can always get quickly back to our home page by using Access Key 2 from anywhere in the website, and you can follow any link in our website by simply putting your cursor inside the linked text and pressing the 'Enter' key.

  • Alt + the access key number brings focus to the element (e.g., hold down the 'Alt' key and press '2' to return to the home page).
  • For linked text, put your cursor inside the linked section and press the Enter key to take you to the link destination.
  • Control + access key number focus to the element (e.g., hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '2' to return to the home page).
  • For linked text, put your cursor inside the linked section and press the Enter key to take you to the link destination.

All Queensland Government websites use a consistent set of defined access keys, as defined by the Queensland Government Consistent User Experience:

  • 1: Queensland Government Gateway
  • 2: Home page
  • 3: Site map
  • 4: Contact us
  • 5: Search field (focus on the input field)
  • 0: Access keys help (this page).