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Access Keys

This web site uses accesskeys to help you navigate between the main sections. accesskeys use keyboard ‘hot links’ to jump between hyperlinks.

Windows users can navigate with the accesskey feature by typing ALT+Accesskey. On the Mac, you would use CTRL+Accesskey (not COMMAND+Accesskey, which can produce undesired effects). Internet Explorer users may also need to hit the “enter” key to activate a link.

Windows users will find that accesskeys take precedence over application commands, which can still be accessed from the keyboard by first typing the menu shortcut key (usually ALT) followed by the letter corresponding to the desired menu item.

The access keys on this site are:

  1. Home Page – to return to the main site page. This is a quick way to ‘reset’ the site and start again
  2. School Leavers – for school leavers who are looking ahead to college courses
  3. Adults and Part Time – to look at adult day and evening courses
  4. Higher Courses – for students wanting to undertake higher education courses
  5. Employers – for businesses and employers to browse the range of staff training that we offer
  6. College Life – to get an idea of what it is like to be a student at South Downs College
  7. Contact Us – to find out how to get in touch, maps and travel details
  8. Enquiries – send feedback and ask for more help or information

Navigation Using the Tab Key

It is possible to navigate this web site using your[Tab] or [–>|] key.

  • Press [Tab] to move focus from hyperlink to hyperlink on the page.
  • For ease of use, links under focus turn red.
  • Press [Enter] to follow the link.
  • Hold [Shift] and press [Tab] to move backwards through links.

Note: The style sheets on this page are tab-to-select enabled. This means that you can hit the [Tab] key several times to select an alternative style. On most browsers, hitting [Tab] thirteen times changes the style to the Black & White style. Hit tab again for High Contrast and again for the Default Style.

Tabbing to a link is moves the ‘focus’ of the page. Under browsers that support it, the focus will glow red to identify it on the page. At this time, Internet Explorer does not support this function.

Text Size

You can set the size that your browser displays text using the following methods:

Internet Explorer – The simplest way to change text size in Internet Explorer versions 7 and greater is to hold down the [Ctrl] key and press the [+] or [-] keys to increase or decrease size. [Ctrl]+[0] resets the text to the default size. Firefox – The simplest way to change text size in Firefox is to hold down the [Ctrl] key and press the [+] or [-] keys to increase or decrease size. [Ctrl]+[0] resets the text to the default size. Safari – The simplest way to change text size in Safari is to hold down the [Apple] key and press the [+] or [-] keys to increase or decrease size. Opera – The simplest way to change text size in Opera is to press [+] or [-] on your numeric keypad to increase or decrease size.


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