Accessibility Information Mōhiohio mō te Wāteatanga

This site has been designed so that as many people as possible can access it.

Font Sizes

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.


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.

Document Structure

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.

What if I can’t access something ?

Please contact us at 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

Technical Details

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.