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Accessibility/Access for Persons with Disabilities
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- Alternate Access to Web Information
- Adobe Acrobat Reader and PDF files
- PowerPoint and Word Files
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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is committed to making its Web sites accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities. In keeping with its mission, NARA regularly monitors its sites to ensure that they meet and exceeds the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
If the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, due to an issue with accessibility caused by a disability as defined in the Rehabilitation Act, please tell us about the problem. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address (URL) of the material with which you are having difficulty, and your contact information.
- send us an e-mail message at email@example.com
- write to us at the
National Archives and Records Administration
Web Program Director
8601 Adelphi Road Room 3200
College Park, Maryland 20740-6001
- telephone us on our TDD lines
- For College Park, MD: 301-837-0482
- fax your comments to us at 301-837-0319
Certain files available for download from the National Archives web site are in Adobe Portable Document Format ® (PDF).
- PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Adobe also provides free PDF tools for the visually impaired.
- Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
For detailed, up-to-date information about Acrobat Reader or the PDF format, visit Adobe Systems Inc. at http://www.adobe.com.
You can view our online publications that are in Microsoft PowerPoint ® (PPT) format if you have any version of PowerPoint installed on your computer. For those who don't have the software, the Microsoft Corporation offers a FREE PowerPoint file viewer. You can download and get help using the PowerPoint viewer at the Microsoft Download Center.
You can view publications in Microsoft Word® (DOC) format if you have Word, version 6.0 or higher, installed on your computer. Word documents can also be viewed with many other word processing software programs. Additionally, Microsoft offers a FREE Word file viewer that you can download at the Microsoft Download Center .
- Learn More:
- The U.S. Access Board's Section 508 Homepage provides information on Section 508 law, frequently asked questions, and standards.
- The Section 508 Homepage provides Section 508 tools, resources, standards, and news
- The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) homepage provides strategies, guidelines, and resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.