Access keys (keyboard shortcuts) have been defined for common navigational tasks. On most Microsoft Windows browsers that support access keys, press the ALT key simultaneously with the assigned access key for a given task.
- If using Firefox on Microsoft Windows, press SHIFT + ALT along with the assigned key.
On most supporting Apple browsers press the CONTROL key plus the access key.
- If using Safari on Apple, press the CONTROL + OPTION along with the assigned key.
While there are currently no standards for which action keys a browser must use, most follow these conventions. However, some browsers depart from this. When using Internet Explorer for Windows, users must type ALT + access key followed by the ENTER key. In those browsers that support them, the following access keys are available:
- Access Key: s
- Jump to the start of the content for the current page (preceding any on-page navigation)
- Access Key: 1
- Go to the home page of this site
- Access Key: 2
- Go to the news center of this site
- Access Key: 3
- Go to the site map of this site
- Access Key: 4
- Jump to the search form on the current page
- Access Key: 5
- Go to the about page of this site
- Access Key: 6
- Jump to the audience-based site-wide navigation on the current page
- Access Key: 7
- Go to the contact us page of this site
- Access Key: 8
- Jump to the top of the current page
- Access Key: 9
- Go to the feeback page of this site
- Access Key: 0
- Go to the accessibility information page of this site
In an effort to assure compatibility with diverse computing environments, this website has been built to conform to the latest web standards, including CSS 2 and XHTML 1.0. In addition, we are in the process of brining our website up to commonly accepted accessibility standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Section 508.