Website Technical Assistance


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® and Screen Reader

Adobe's Website provides:

Using Accessibility Features and Preferences in, Acrobat

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

Photo Galleries

This website displays photo gallery content using HTML5. Older versions of Internet Explorer don’t support HTML5, so you may see an error message when viewing pages containing galleries.

We recommend that you update your browser, or use a different one (Firefox, Chrome, or Safari). All photos contained on our site are viewable in the California Courts Flickr photostream.