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PDF Accessibility Guidelines

This website takes into account the W3C Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 by providing access to facilities for converting Adobe PDF files to HTML or text formats.

Also included is information on how to download Adobe Reader Software with Search and Accessibility capabilities.

How to Convert PDF to Text or HTML using Adobe website tools

To convert PDF to text, all you have to do is follow the link below and type in the URL (web address) of the PDF document and follow the prompts on the web page.

The PDF document will be converted on-the-fly to text and returned to your browser application. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html

How to Convert Adobe PDF to Text or HTML using Email

Alternatively you can mail the URL (web address) of the PDF in the body of an email message to pdf2txt@adobe.com (for plain text) or to pdf2html@adobe.com (for HTML).

The convertor will mail back the translation of the PDF file. You can submit multiple URLs in a single e-mail.


Please Note:
Adobe Systems offers the conversion tools for PDF from their website. For technical support or to report failures in the conversion processes, please contact Adobe Technical Support.

Adobe Acrobat with Search and Accessibility

For information about Adobe Acrobat with search and accessibility visit the Acrobat accessiblity web page. Adobe Reader download page Links to the latest versions of Adobe® Reader® software

Further information for accessibility issues, please visit


Access Keys

How to use access keys:

PC / Windows: 'alt + the access key number' brings focus to the element. If a link, 'enter' will take the user to the linked destination.

Macintosh: 'control + the access key number' highlights the link, with 'return' taking the user to the destination page.