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The Mine Safety and Health Administration has taken great effort to try and provide our visitors with documents that are easily browsed by all. We have provided text versions of image maps, provided "ALT" tags with our graphic images providing a brief description of the graphic image, and are making our PDF documents accessible. We are doing our best to comply with the recent statute Section 508. Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public. To see more on Section 508 please use this link.

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PDF Access for the Visually Impaired

Access.adobe.com includes tools that help visually impaired users access Adobe PDF documents by converting PDF into simple HTML or ASCII text. Conventional screen-reading programs then synthesize the text as audible speech. Read the white paper (PDF: 447 KB / 8 pages) outlining future plans to enhance the accessibility of Adobe PDF files and try out accessible PDF forms.