Adobe Portable Document Format
Some Judiciary publications are available on this Web site in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF documents preserve the look and feel of the original print documents. However, in order to view PDF documents, you must install the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge from the Adobe web site. Please follow the instructions on the download page to install the Acrobat Reader on your computer system.
Access.adobe.com provides a set of free tools that allow visually disabled users to read documents in Adobe PDF format. These tools convert PDF documents into either HTML or ASCII text which can then be read by many screen reading programs. These tools approximate the logical reading order of the text in an Adobe PDF document and reformat it into a single column of text. This solution provides three benefits: Visually disabled users can use familiar applications, screen readers and Web browsers. PDF files can be accessible on any platform supporting Web browsers and screen readers. Some of the problems screen readers have reading documents with complex layouts are overcome.