The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is committed to providing access to all individuals – with or without disabilities – seeking electronic information on NOAA websites. We build our websites to conform to the Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended), which requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to, and use of, information and data comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
NOAA's committment to accessibility extends beyond our digital assets. The NOAA Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement and related documents outline activities inlcuding recruitment, education and engagement for all employees. In addition, as prescribed by the Architectural Barriers Act, NOAA consistently works to provide an adaptable and accessible workplace for employees and visitors. NOAA Civil Rights Office maintains information on NOAA's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) including information to file a discrimination complaint of any kind.
If you have trouble accessing electronic information
If you have difficulty accessing information on this site, particularly if using assistive technology including screen readers, eye tracking devices, or voice recognition software, please contact us. You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- URL (web address) of the material you tried to access
- the problem you experienced
- your contact information
We'll get back to you as soon as we can, and attempt to provide the information you're seeking.
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- Download Adobe Readeroffsite link to view Portable Document Format (PDF) files
- Download Word Vieweroffsite link to view Microsoft Word documents
- Download Excel Vieweroffsite link to view Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
- Download PowerPoint Vieweroffsite link to view Microsoft Powerpoint presentations
- Use browsealoudoffsite link to listen to a web page