Our website includes several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are described in this paragraph. Images on the site contain “alt tags,” which aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site.
Users can get information regarding the accessibility of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Files from the Access Adobe Website (Link & URL provided below).*.pdfPortable Document Format (.pdf) – this format creates a document that looks exactly like the original paper document.
Download the free viewer http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html*
Additional Adobe free tools are available to assist visually impaired users at http://access.adobe.com*.doc or *.docxWord (.doc or .docx) – this is a common format for word processing documents.
Download the free viewer: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/default.aspx?displaylang=EN*.ppt or *.pptxPowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) – this is a common format for presentation documents.
Download the free viewer: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/default.aspx?displaylang=EN*.xls or *.xlsxExcel (.xls) – this is a common format for spreadsheet documents.
Download the free viewer: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/default.aspx?displaylang=EN*.raReal Audio (.ra) – this is a common format for audio files on the Internet.
Download the free player: http://www.real.com/products/player/index.html
(If you want the free player, click only on those links which advertise a FREE player download)*.mov / *.mp3Quicktime (.mov or .mp3) – this is a common format for audio & video files on the Internet.
Download the free player: http://www.apple.com/quicktime*.asf / *.wma / *.wmvWindows Media (.asf, .wma or .wmv) – this is a common format for audio & video files on the Internet.
Download the free player: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/format/asfviewer.aspx
*Presence of viewer does not constitute endorsement of one commercial product over another. Note our disclaimer for external links below.
Web Accessibility Policies/Regulations
Department of Defense (DOD) Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program: http://www.tricare.osd.mil/cap
CAP’s mission is to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the Department of Defense and throughout the Federal Government
Federal Accessibility Initiative: Section 508: http://www.section508.gov
1998 Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=14
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended by the FY 2001 Appropriation for Military Construction (Public Law 106-246 — July 13, 2000)
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