This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible to people with disabilities and also to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers and text-only web browsers
You may change the display font size to your preference using your browser. In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Netscape, select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size. Other browsers may vary.
You may import your own style sheet into this website. In Explorer, select Tools, then Internet options, and then Accessibility. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format documents using my style sheet', then simply browse to your style sheet and click ok.
In Netscape, select Edit, then Preferences and then Appearance. You will then be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.
We recommend that users download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to view Adobe PDF files. [Please note that some of our older archived Adobe PDF files may not be completely accessible when using screen readers, as PDF files are only accessible when they have specifically been made to be so.]
Adobe Acrobat 6.0 software provides a number of capabilities that improve access for disabled users, including the following:
- Read Adobe PDF files aloud using standard operating system text-to-speech functionality
- Give greater control when using screen readers
- Evaluate the accessibility of an Adobe PDF file
- Create accessible Adobe PDF documents and forms quickly
- Reduce the size of tagged Adobe PDF files for faster download times.
Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software also provides improved access for disabled users:
- Converts new and existing PDF files to tagged Adobe PDF files with the optional Make Accessible plug-inoperating system text-to-speech functionality
- Includes tools to help troubleshoot and optimise Adobe PDF files for accessibility, including the accessibility checker, the Tags palette, and more
- Provides usability enhancements, including enhanced keyboard shortcuts, support for high-contrast viewing, and the ability to zoom in and reflow text on the screen
For further information about Adobe's PDF accessibility, please visit: http://access.adobe.com/