Access Keys


Access keys are keyboard shortcuts are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse.

This website uses the UK government access key system and the following information details each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.

Access keys on our site

  • S – Search
  • 0 – Access keys
  • 1 – Home
  • 2 – People
  • 3 – Places
  • 4 – Topics
  • 5 – Famous facts
  • 6 – Your story
  • 7 – Kids
  • 8 – Gallery
  • 9 – Latest news
  • F – Forums

Using access keys with different web browsers

Firefox and Chrome – hold down the ALT key and press the access key

Internet Explorer – hold down the ALT key, press the access key and then press ENTER

Opera – hold down the SHIFT and ESCAPE keys and press the access key