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  • Adobe Flash Player: The free browser plugin Adobe Flash Player allows users to view Flash content such as maps and interactive graphs available in some areas of the site.
  • Portable Document Format PDF.: Adobe Systems Incorporated developed Adobe Acrobat Reader, a freely available viewer for files that conform to the Portable Document Format (.pdf) specification. The Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms. The PDF files closely match the formatting of our printed reports.

    Adobe's Accessibility page is a resource with information on how blind and visually impaired users can access documents in Adobe PDF format. The site includes information on converting PDF files to HTML or ASCII text, which can then be read by common screen-reading programs.
  • Microsoft Excel Excel.: The free Microsoft Excel Viewer lets you view and print Microsoft Excel for Windows (version 2.0 and greater) and Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh (versions 2.2a and greater) spreadsheet files.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint.: PC users who do not have PowerPoint installed on their computers can use the PowerPoint Viewer to view and print PowerPoint presentations exactly as they appear in PowerPoint. With this viewer, users can see animation, graphics effects, action settings, hyperlinks, and custom shows. Macintosh users who do not have PowerPoint installed on their computers can download a similar PowerPoint viewer for use on Macintosh systems.