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Help With Accessibility

Table of Contents

  1. Portable Document Format
  2. Word Processing Software
  3. Presentation Software
  4. Spreadsheet Software
  5. Media Players (to access audio, video and Flash files)
  6. Help on ZIP Format
  7. Web Browsers

Accessibility Notice

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accessibility of this site, some content or services found here might be inaccessible to some visitors. In those circumstances, the contact information for someone who can assist you has been provided.

Content

Most content is available in HTML format (like this page). Many documents are also available in their original format.

Portable Document

PDF (Portable Document Format)
To read the Portable Document Format (PDF) version you can use one of the following PDF readers.

Software that can be used:

Having difficulty with a PDF? In the event that you have trouble accessing an on-line fillable PDF or a very large PDF file found on this website, you can simply save a copy to your computer's hard drive or network. Position the cursor on the PDF link, using the right mouse button, choose "Save Target As...". Once the PDF is saved, you should then be able to access it. You must have "Adobe Acrobat" in order to write to and save the file.

Word Processing Software

  • RTF (Rich Text Format)
    Some files are available in Rich Text formats (RTF), RTF is a file extension for word processing documents.
  • DOC (Microsoft Word Document)
    Some files are available in Microsoft Word Document (DOC), DOC is a file extension for word processing documents.
  • WPD (Wordperfect Document)
    Some files are available in Wordperfect Docment (WPD), WPD is a file extension for word processing documents.

Software that can be used:

Presentation Software

PPT (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
Presentations are available in Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation PPT is a file extension for presentation documents.

Software that can be used:

Spreadsheet Software

XLS (Microsoft Excel)
To read a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel format, XLS is a fle extension for spreadsheet docments.

Software that can be used:

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Media Players(to access audio, video and Flash files)

If you have problems accessing the multimedia applications, you may want to download and install a free copy of one of the following software:

Help on ZIP Format

Zip is a common format and there are many different public domain utilities that will decompress this format, many of which are free. Help on Zip format

Web Browsers

A Web browser is the software program you use to access the World Wide Web. Browsers come with a variety of helpful features. For the most up-to-date information about your browser and a complete tutorial, check your browser's Help menu or go to the Web site of the company that made it.

How to Adjust the Text Size in Your Browser

This site is designed to be viewable at any resolution. All text can be made larger or smaller to suit your needs. This may cause some wrapping of lines at higher magnifications. Most graphical browsers allow you some control over the font size and colour combinations that are displayed. To increase the text size on our Web pages, you can change the settings in your Web browser. Just follow the instructions below, based on the browser you are using or see your browser's help for details. Please note that the resolution you have your screen set to could affect the outcome of increasing your text size.

Internet Explorer:
  • Select "View" in the menu bar
  • Select "Text Size" and increase the current setting
  • Notice that the text size has increased
    To increase the type further, continue selecting the "Text Size" and increasing the latest setting
Firefox:
  • Select "View" in the menu bar
  • Select "Text Size"
  • Select "Increase"
  • To increase the type further, continue selecting "Increase"
Safari:
  • Select "View" in the menu bar
  • Select "Make Text Bigger"
  • To increase the type further, continue selecting "Make Text Bigger"