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Access for Persons with Disabilities

We believe that our web sites are compliant with Section 508 and W3C accessibility design guidelines.

If you are a person with a disability and have trouble using the Our Documents web site please tell us about the problem. You may:

  • write to us at:
    National Archives and Records Administration
    Web Program Manager
    Policy and Communications Staff
    8601 Adelphi Road
    College Park, Maryland 20740-6001
  • fax your comments to us at: 301-837-0312

Adobe Acrobat Reader and PDF Files

Certain files available for download from the Our Documents web site are in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe also provides free PDF tools for the visually impaired.

What Are PDF Files?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a computer file format, developed by Adobe Systems, Inc., that allows authors to exchange documents among different computer systems, while preserving the documents' typography and page layout.

How Do I Get Started?

To read or print a file in PDF format, you must install on your computer the Acrobat Reader program, published by Adobe Systems, Inc. Acrobat Reader is free, and there are no restrictions on its copying or distribution. Acrobat Reader works as a standalone application, or as a plug-in within Netscape Navigator or MS Internet Explorer, as well as some other browsers. Get Acrobat Reader

For detailed, up-to-date information about Acrobat Reader or the PDF format, visit Adobe Systems Inc. at http://www.adobe.com.

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