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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is committed to making its Web site and electronic information technology (EIT) accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities.
Alternate Access to Web Information
At this time, all USPSTF Web information should be accessible via screen readers and other accessibility tools. If you need an alternative means of access to any information on a USPSTF Web site, please submit your request through the USPSTF contact form.
Please provide information on the nature of the accessibility problem, the Web address of the requested information, and your contact information.
Many of our documents are available in PDF format. Adobe® Reader, formerly called Acrobat® Reader, now includes a built in Read Out Loud option. If your current version of Adobe® Reader doesn't have this feature, the updated plug-in is available at no charge from Adobe. The recommended version for USPSTF Web Site PDF documents is Adobe Reader® version 9.0 and higher.
Adobe® Reader synthesizes the text in Adobe PDF files into speech, using a regular Windows® or Macintosh computer, so anyone can read basic Adobe® PDF text files aloud, even without a screen reader.
The Read Out Loud Option can be accessed by using the following key board short cuts:
- Read single page: Shift + Ctrl + V
- Read entire document: Shift + Ctrl + B
To install the latest version of the Adobe® Reader go to: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
If you use screen reader software (for example an audio-enabled Web browser) which is not compatible with Adobe® Reader, Adobe® provide a free online tool which converts the content of PDF files to a format which can be understood by most screen reader applications.
If you need to assistance to convert PDF documents, Adobe® offers conversion tools at its Accessibility Resource Center at http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html.
Because the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is mandated by the U.S. Congress to provide administrative, research, technical, and dissemination support to the USPSTF, the information provided by and submitted to the USPSTF is subject to Federal regulations regarding privacy, accessibility, retention, and dissemination. The USPreventiveServicesTaskForce.org Web site complies with the regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Section 508 Implementation Policy.
Current as of July 2010
Accessibility. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2010. www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/accessibility.htm