The Highways Agency website includes PDF (portable document format) documents. We are going through the process of making our PDFs more accessible for people who use screen readers. You can get the Adobe Acrobat Reader for free by downloading Acrobat Reader.
Viewers with visual difficulties may also find it useful to investigate services provided to improve the accessibility of Acrobat documents. More on Adobe Acrobat and accessibility.
For Windows users who don’t have Microsoft Word, the Word 97/2000 Viewer (Windows 95/98/NT) allows them to view MS Word files. Download Word Viewer 2003
For Windows users who don’t have Microsoft Excel, the Excel 97/2000 Viewer allows them to view Excel files.
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For Windows users who don’t have Microsoft PowerPoint, the Power Point Viewer 97 allows them to view PowerPoint files.
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CSV (Comma Separated Values)
A CSV file is the simplest way in which tabular data can be saved for importing into spreadsheet applications such as Excel or database applications such as Access. No special reader is required for this format.
RTF (Rich Text Format)
A RTF file is a format that lets you exchange text files between different word processors in different operating systems, for example,a document created in Word 97 on Windows 95, saved as an RTF file, can be opened using WordPerfect 6.0 on Windows.