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Accessibility Statement

The Center for Transportation and the Environment is committed to ensuring this website is accessible to all our users, customers and employees. If you need information that you cannot gain access to on this website, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We welcome comments or suggestions for improvement, please contact us.

Accessibility Resources

The Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards ("Section 508 final rule"), National Federation of the Blind's Guidelines for Web Accessibility and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines describe the elements of accessible web pages. Yahoo lists companies that provide assistive computer technology, including screen reading software.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

Many of the documents on the our website are in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF).

PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader™, version 4.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.

People using screen-reading devices generally are able to read documents directly in PDF format, with the standard accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader in recent versions. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Adobe site.

Follow these easy steps to have Adobe Acrobat Reader read your PDF document out loud:

  1. Open your PDF document in a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
  2. Click "View" on the Adobe Toolbar (toolbar shows File, Edit, View and so on)
  3. Then click on "Read out Loud" and then choose either "Read this Page only" or "Read to End of Document"

PowerPoint and Word Files

You can view our online publications that are in Microsoft PowerPoint® (.ppt) format if you have any version of PowerPoint installed on your computer. For those who don't have the software, the Microsoft Corporation offers a FREE PowerPoint file viewer. You can download and get help using the PowerPoint viewer at the Microsoft Viewers site.

You can view publications in Microsoft Word® (.doc) format if you have Word, version 6.0 or higher, installed on your computer. Word documents can also be viewed with many other word processing software programs. Additionally, Microsoft offers a FREE Word file viewer that you can download at its Microsoft Viewers site.

Style Sheets

Some of the web pages on our website set font sizes, font colors, and font types using style sheets. You may adjust your browser settings to disable these styles or override them with your own preferred font sizes, colors, and types. The usage of style sheets is recommended for compliance. As older versions of browsers cannot read style sheets, it is recommended that you upgrade your current browser with a FREE new browser. Please visit your browser's website for this download.

Content in Languages other than English

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