Many Internet users with disabilities find web sites difficult or even impossible to use simply because of the way they are designed. We are working hard at the Council of Legal Education and Board of Examiners to provide access to information that is available.
We are aware of the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities and are redesigning pages to ensure compatibility with as many of these systems as possible. Changes include keeping text clear, formatting layouts and tables, and making sure links adequately describe where they go ('click here' does not mean much in isolation).
We have built our website to meet the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and we aim, wherever possible, to ensure we conform to 'Double-A' standards. You can find out more about the initiative on W3C's website.
If you come across a part of our site that is difficult to use please tell us about it. We intend to keep improving our accessibility - so to help us do it, please contact us.
Using Portable Document Format (PDF) Files
PDF files allow you to view and print a document without needing to have the same fonts or applications on your computer.
To view and print a PDF, you need Acrobat Reader on your computer. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
Saving PDF Files
There are several ways you can save a PDF file to your computer. This may be useful for larger files - save and print.
- you may get a pop up message, choose the "save target as" or "save link as" option
- with the PDF file open go to "file" and choose "save as"
- with the PDF file open on your screen, click on the floppy disk icon just above the document.
Printing PDF Forms
If you have difficulty printing a PDF file, select " use raster graphics" which is found in File/Print/Setup/Properties/Graphics.
Problems Opening Documents
From time to time a user cannot open a PDF document on their computer. This may be an issue with a setting on the computer. Adobe provides information on how to resolve these problems. See Adobe Help.
Users who use screen reader software may have trouble viewing or accessing PDF files. Adobe provides tools for the visually impaired to access PDF documents. See Adobe Accessibility.