Accessibility
This site has been designed to be accessible to the widest audience possible. This page lists some of the features used to make the site easier to use.
Access keys

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

The following information lists each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to users of the National Lottery Commission website and, where possible, follows the UK Government accesskeys standard.

    * Access key 1 - Home page
    * Access key 2 - Latest News
    * Access key 3 - Terms and conditions
    * Access key 4 - Contact us
    * Access key 5 - Access key details

Using Access Keys

Windows users

Press the Alt key in combination with the relevant access key:
  • if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or 6 press Alt and the relevant number/letter, then press the Enter key
  • if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4 then press Alt and the relevant number/letter at the same time
  • if you are using Netscape version 6 or later, or Mozilla, then press Alt and the relevant number/letter at the same time
Unfortunately, access keys are not supported by Netscape 4 and Opera 6.

Macintosh users

Macintosh users should press the Ctrl key in combination with the relevant access key

Under Mac OS 9, access keys are not supported by Internet Explorer 4, Internet Explorer 4.5, Mozilla, Netscape 4 and Opera5.

Under Mac OS X 10, access keys are not supported by Mozilla, OmniWeb 4, and Safari.
Other accessibility considerations

All pages use well-structured semantic markup. For example, h1 tags are used for main titles and then h2, h3 and h4 are used for subtitles. Jaws users may skip between headers using ALT+INSERT+1, ALT+INSERT+2, etc.

Pages on this site comply with most priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Initiative. Where possible attempts have also been made to comply with priority 3 guidelines.

This site is designed to validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict and use CSS to control visual layout. Content remains accessible even if your browser does not support CSS.

This site uses relative font sizes only, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.