We are committed to making all of our Internet documents accessible to everyone. To ensure that we meet or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, we continually review our site and modify pages to remove accessibility problems for people with disabilities.
Many documents on our web pages are in ASCII or HTML format, accessible to people who use screen reading software and to those with other vision or mobility impairments. Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create pages and documents that are accessible to that segment of our customer base. In creating HTML documents, we follow Section 508 and W3C standards; for example, we include alternate text to describe graphics. UsableNet's LIFT tool has been used in the development of this site and for validation reporting on the site's accessibility and usability.
Our web site also contains documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. For those visually disabled users who haven’t already downloaded the most current version of Adobe® Reader, the following free online tools convert PDF files into either HTML or ASCII text on-the-fly. However, Adobe highly recommends that all users move to Reader. It’s free, more convenient, and provides greater capabilities than the simple text conversion available with these tools. The newest version of Reader is available for both Windows and the Mac OS.
For additional assistance with Adobe PDF format documents and accessibility issues, please visit Adobe's accessibility web pages at http://access.adobe.com/.
For assistance with documents on this website, please call 202-475-7700.
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