Help with Portable Document Format (PDF) files

Some documents on the site are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF).  If you do not have a Portable Document Format reader installed on your computer, you can download the software free of charge from the Adobe website.

Viewers with visual difficulties may find it useful to investigate services provided to improve the accessibility of Acrobat documents:

Please note that these files might not be fully accessible for screen reader software or other needs. If you do come across a PDF document you cannot access, you may wish to use the Adobe online PDF to text conversion tool.

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