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Accessible Court Forms and Web pages

Court forms appearing on this website are created in Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) or Portable Document Format (PDF). To make the court forms more accessible, you can:

1.      Adjust the font size of the page by:

For HTML documents:

  1. Hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key. You can make text smaller by holding down the "Ctrl" key and pressing the "-" key. 

To change the size of text every time you open up a PDF document, including PDF forms: 

  1. With the PDF document open, hold down the "Ctrl" key and press "K" to view the "Preferences" dialog box.
  2. Next, click "Display" (for Adobe® Reader® 5) or "Page Display" (for Adobe Reader 6 or higher) and use the "Default Zoom" pull-down menu to change the zoom percentage and therefore the text size.

2.      Change the color contrast of a form:

  1. Hold down the "Ctrl" key and press "K" to view the "Preferences" dialog box.
  2. Use the "Color Scheme" controls (in Adobe® Reader® 5) or "Document Color Options" (in Adobe Reader 6) or Color Management (Adobe Reader 7 or higher) to change the color contrast of a form.

Accessing PDF documents with Adobe® Reader® 8 and Screen Reader

Adobe's Website provides:


Using Accessibility Features and Preferences in, Acrobat 8 and 9

In Acrobat 8.0 or higher, under the Advanced pull-down menu, you can find Accessibility and then Set Up Assistant to use the following features for accessible reading of PDF documents:

  • Preferences and commands to optimize output for assistive software and devices, such as saving as accessible text for a Braille printer
  • Preferences and commands to make navigation of PDFs more accessible, such as automatic scrolling and opening PDFs to the last page read
  • Keyboard alternates to mouse actions
  • Reflow capability to temporarily present the text of a PDF in a single easy-to-read column
  • Read Out Loud text-to-speech conversion.
  • Support for screen readers and screen magnifiers

View Adobe's tutorial on using accessibility features in Acrobat 8 , which includes detailed instructions and screen shots.

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