Keyboard access information

This page lists the accesskeys used throughout this website and are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse or who prefer to use keyboard shortcuts.

This web site uses the UK Government accesskeys system and the following information summarises each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.

The key combination you use will depend on your browser and operating system. Here is a list of the most common. If your browser or operating system are not listed, you should refer to your documentation for help with this functionality.

Browser access key combinations


Internet Explorer (v5+)

Hold down the ALT key, press the access key, release both keys then press ENTER


Firefox, Netscape (v7+), Mozilla

Hold down the ALT key and press the access key


Opera (v7+)

Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key

Mac OS

Safari, Firefox, Mozilla, Internet Explorer (v5+), Netscape (v7+), Omniweb, Camino

Hold down the CTRL key and press the access key

Mac OS

Opera (v7+)

Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the access key

The list below shows "Alt" for brevity. You should use the key combination for your browser.

Standard accesskeys

Alt + s

Skip navigation


Alt + 1

Home Page

Links to the Home page

Alt + 8

Terms and conditions

Links to the Terms and conditions of this site

Alt + 9

Contact us

Links to the Contact us page on the CEOP website

Alt + 0


This page

Alt + t

Top of page

Quick link to the top of the page

Site specific accesskeys

Alt + f

Have fun

Links to the Have fun section

Alt + c

Be careful

Links to the Be careful section

Alt + w

Know who to talk to

Links to the Know who to talk to section

Alt + h

Hector's World

Links to Hector's World

Alt + p Top tips Links to the Top tips section

Tab key

You can also use the Tab key on your keyboard to move between links on a page. A single press of a Tab highlights the next link, Shift+Tab highlights the previous link.


This site has been designed to conform to the WAI double AA rating where HTML is used. Where documents are made available in other formats, conformance has not been achieved.

If you experience difficulties using the site, please email and we will endeavour to accommodate your needs wherever reasonably possible.

Increasing text size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser's settings.

This tool is available in the menu of various browsers as follows:

  • Internet Explorer 5, 5.5, 6 (PC): View > Text size
  • Firefox, Netscape 8: View > Text size
  • Opera: View > Zoom
  • Netscape 6, 7, Mozilla: View > Text zoom
  • Safari (Mac): View > Make text bigger
  • Internet Explorer 5 (Mac): View > Text zoom

Changing colours

Users may wish to change the site's background colour further or change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser.

Depending on your browser type use one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Colors
  • Netscape Navigator: Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Colors

Downloadable documents

Where possible we have included downloadable files in both Portable Document Format (PDF) and Rich Text Format (RTF), also indicated is the file size.

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