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This site has been designed so that as many people as possible can access it.
The font size can be adjusted as follows:
In Internet Explorer click the View menu at the top of IE and select Text Size.
You can also hold down the Ctrl key (Command on a Mac) and use the + and - keys to change the font size.
These are key combinations (alt + one other) that can be used to navigate quickly through the site. We have based our keys on the NZ e-government guidelines.
We have divided the site into five sections to allow a greater number of keys across all pages. These are: Radio New Zealand corporate, Radio New Zealand National and Radio New Zealand Concert, News and Popular Features.
Internet Exporer: Hold down the alt key and press the number or letter. Then press enter. You will be sent to the new page.
Firefox: Hold down the alt and shift keys and press the number or letter. You will be sent directly to the new page.
The M access key displays a list of keys for the current page. This serves as a useful reminder on each page. The A access key shows and hides the latest Audio content area.
Graphics files are only used for non-text items - JPEGs for pictures and GIFs for logos. Many graphics are hidden from text-only browsers and screen readers. The reason we've done this is to reduce non-semantic clutter for screen readers.
The underlying code of each page has a linear structure and HTML headings have been used so that non-visual browsers (screen readers) can read each page in a logical sequence.
Every page begins with the Radio NZ name and link as the first heading. Tertiary (H3) headings identify the Main Navigation, Search Area and Page Context (breadcrumbs). The first secondary (H2) heading is always the main block of content. Below this there are H3 headings for Sectional Navigation, Content by Genre and Ways to Listen. Note that the Sectional Navigation is not shown on these pages, but is available to provide consistency in screen readers.
Tertiary and deeper headings are also used with Secondary areas. We also use a lot of lists for various things on the site to present the context more correctly. We have tried to use these consistently, so that the mark-up and content is always the same.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wherever possible we have used best practices to make this site accessible to all, but if you can’t access some of our content, or we could improve the site, please let us know and we’ll do our best to fix it. If you simply cannot find something, email us at email@example.com.
We used the New Zealand e-government guidelines in developing this site. Radio New Zealand is a Crown-Owned Entity and so compliance with this document is optional. However we support the initiative and have followed it as closely as possible.
Explicit in e-govt is the use of Web Standard coding methods recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium.
We have also been guided by the Web Access Initiative. This site meets most of the guidelines.
Audio is categorised based on the frequency of the programme it was heard in. Click on the headings below to access the programmes. For the most recently published audio, go to the latest audio page.
Streams are in Windows Media format. Mac and Linux users may need to install additional software. Get help with audio
A selection of music interviews, reviews, videos, concerts, sessions, and performances.
Downloads and podcasts are available for selected programmes. Our podcast page has a complete list of feeds.
Help on using online audio: formats, software, podcasts, downloading, and troubleshooting.