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Help viewing PDFs
The downloadable documents on this site are in Portable Document
Format (often referred to as PDF).
How can I open and view a PDF document?
In order to view a PDF document, you need free software called
Adobe Acrobat Reader, created by the company called Adobe. However
PDFs are not easily accessible to all users so Adobe has developed
a method of converting PDF documents into HTML (normal web pages),
a more accessible format for assistive technologies.
How do I convert a PDF document into HTML?
The URL (the web address) of a PDF document will appear in the
web browser address bar when it is selected. Copy the url and then
visit Adobe's website (http://access.adobe.com/).
Online conversion tools for Adobe PDF documents
Once you have clicked on the link above, you will see an online
form created by Adobe. Simply paste the URL into the box you will
see and the contents of the PDF will be automatically converted to
HTML - an ordinary web page; and in that form it should then be
There are further features and capabilities of Adobe products
that enhance electronic document accessibility for people with
disabilities such as blindness, low vision, and motor impairments.
You can visit their website using the link below, where you will
find this information and links to resources that help people with
disabilities work more effectively with Adobe software.
http://access.adobe.com - Adobe
website, accessibility information