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Accessibility guide: I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use

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This guide explains ways to change how your computer or web browser operates, to make things easier for people who find a mouse difficult to use.

Access Keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to go directly to specific parts of this site, without having to scroll. They are very useful for anyone who does not use a pointing device, such as a mouse. The access keys for this website follow government guidelines:

Alt n = skip to main navigation
Alt s = skip navigation
Alt 0 = access keys information
Alt 1 = homepage
Alt 3 = site map
Alt 4 = search courses
Alt 9 = contact us

Use an On-Screen Keyboard

This is a built-in feature in Windows 7:

  • Press the Windows key + U
  • When the ‘Ease of Access’ window is open, select ‘Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard’
  • Under the ‘Type using a pointing device’ header, tick the box next to ‘Use On-Screen Keyboard’ or press Alt + K
  • Confirm your choices by pressing OK