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Portable Document Format (PDF)
The IMVS website contains Portable Document Format (PDF) files, which contain both text and pictures that cannot be changed. A PDF file name always ends in .pdf
You need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and access the information contained within PDF files. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader at Adobe's website, or alternatives from your favourite download site.
The following may help you if you are experiencing problems with viewing PDF documents:
- If a PDF document isn't displaying (i.e.: all you see is a blank screen) use the Refresh or Reload button located in your web browser's toolbar
- If it still isn't displaying use the Back button in your web browser's toolbar. Once the page has finished loading, try the link to the PDF again
- If the text in the PDF is too small to read you can zoom in on the page using the Zoom tool located in the toolbar.
- If you receive the message 'The page cannot be found' or 'Error 404' the document may have been moved or deleted. Please let us know via our feedback page.
The IMVS website has been developed to allow the user to access the main areas of the site from any page via the blue buttons at the top of the screen under the IMVS logo, and also through sub-page links when you visit each of these sections.
There are sections for both Patients and Clinicians searching for pathology-related information. Each of these sections contain the most frequently requested information and links to further information.
There are many tools that people with a disability can use to assist them in accessing the Internet. Accessible technology enables individuals to adjust their computers to meet their visual, hearing, dexterity, cognitive and speech needs. It includes both accessibility options built into products as well as specialty hardware and software products (assistive technology products) that help individuals interact with a computer.
In-depth information about accessibility can be found at the W3C Accessibility Guidelines page.
The IMVS website is continually updated to ensure that the greatest number of people can access and understand information contained on the site. The functionality of the IMVS website includes:
- alternate text tags ('alt tags') to describe the function of each visual image
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to ensure layout and style consistency
- plain language throughout the site to minimise jargon and unnecessary complexity
- print-friendly pages
- 'bread crumbs' to assist navigation
- easy to scan content
- all links identify their destination
- major elements can be toggled with tab selectors, for keyboard browsing.
Tab selector sequences are:
- Alt+1 home page
- Alt+2 skip navigation
- Alt+4 search form
- Alt+9 feedback
- extensive use of accessibility-related markup has also been used, such as acronym descriptions, table summaries, and form labels.
Most of our material is displayed as HTML web pages but some large publications and reports are PDF files. Our intention is to provide high quality documents for printing. PDF files always open in a new window.
If you find this site difficult to use please contact us and let us know what we can do to make it more accessible for you.
Other ways of finding what you need
- Alphabetical List of Pathologists
- Pathology Collection Guide for Clinicians
- Quick Guide for Patients
- Site Map