Accessible Web Pages for ALL Users
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act mandates that Federal departments and agencies make electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to individuals with disabilities. This includes individuals with disabilities who are Federal employees or members of the public wishing to access information. EPA is committed to and is making every possible effort to ensure that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by EPA is accessible to people with disabilities. Visit the following Web sites to obtain further information and to learn more about the regulations governing accessibility of Federal electronic information:
EPA's Office of Research and Development constantly monitors the layout and content of its Web pages to ensure that they comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. This is done so that our information will be accessible to all members of the community.
In some limited instances, pages may not be understandable with certain screen reader software. An example of this might be scanned scientific publications with complicated charts and images. If you need assistance accessing any of our materials, please call our Technical Assistance Center in Washington, DC at (202) 564-6490. Or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome and encourage any suggestions that will enable us to better meet your information requirements.
Some documents on the Research & Development Web site are available in the Adobe portable document format (PDF). Adobe offers conversion tools for the benefit of blind and visually impaired users. Adobe offers a full range of pdf conversion options for blind users which are described at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html.