Access Keys Help

Access keys let you navigate around the IOP website without using your mouse. They can be used to jump directly to different sections of the IOP website or certain areas within a page, without having to move your mouse at all. Please note that this only effects non-visual browsers.

Table of accesskeys used on the IOP Website.
Access keyFunction
0 Go to Access Keys Help page
1 Go to IOP Home Page
2 Skip to main content.
3 Skip to navigation.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 [reserved, but not used]
How to use Access Keys in your Browser:
BrowserWhat to do
Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac) go to Access keys are not supported
Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 7 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox 3.0, Mozilla (PC and MAC) Hold down the ALT+SHIFT key and press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Firefox 2.0, Mozilla (PC and MAC) Hold down the ALT+SHIFT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari and Omniweb (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

Notes & feedback

Please note that some assistive technology tools such as the IBM HomePage Reader and WindowEyes already make use of the alt+[access key] combinations. As such, users of these tools will not be able to use these access keys.

These access key assignments are based on research into best practice across the web (in an attempt to be consistent with other sites' access keys), and an understanding of the key global navigation requirements of IOP website users.

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