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This course works best in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 (or above). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view the course Resources.

Your viewing experience will be better if your browser preferences are set to “JavaScript enabled” for you to take this online course. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, this preference is found in Tools>Internet Options: click on the Security tab, then click on Custom Level. In the Settings box, check “Enable” under Scripting>Active Scripting. Click OK twice to close the settings windows.

In Netscape Navigator, this preference is found in Edit>Preferences>Advanced. Check the box “Enable JavaScript.”

Resolving Player Problems

If you cannot hear the audio, you can still continue with the course by clicking on the View Transcript button below the picture. The audio problem likely is that either the media player has not been installed, or your computer network is operating behind a “firewall” that is blocking reception of broadband media.

A firewall is software or hardware used to keep unauthorized users from accessing your computer, but it can also block incoming data, such as our audio.

First, make sure that you have a recent version of the player and download a newer version if necessary. If you have the most recent version, check whether there is a firewall enabled on your network:

  • On an office network, you may need to ask your network administrator to allow access to the ports used by the player.
  • On a home network, consult your firewall’s documentation for instructions on how to allow audio streaming. Some antivirus software can also block streaming audio content.
  • Disable your antivirus software temporarily to determine if this is the source of the problem.
  • If the stream works, consult your documentation to learn how to permit audio streams, and don’t forget to reactivate your antivirus software.


The course is laid out sequentially and navigation proceeds from page to page by clicking on the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of each page. You can also access topics out of sequence by clicking on the Contentsbutton in the left margin of any page.


Cited code sections are linked to the full text of the cited authority. The cited sections will open in a separate browser window.


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