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Grants.gov is committed to providing access to our site for all individuals with disabilities.

To meet this commitment, Grants.gov website complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are federal employees or members of the public seeking information for services from Grants.gov, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the information that is available to federal employees or the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on Grants.gov.

Grants.gov webpages are designed to work with assistive technologies such as screen readers. If you use assistive technology and are unable to access any material on our site, we encourage you to email our contact center at support@grants.gov. Please help us respond to you in the most helpful way by indicating the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which you want to receive the material, and your contact information.

Grants.gov employs the PureEdge Viewer 6.0 for viewing and completing application forms. The PureEdge viewer's 508 compliance is described at http://www.pureedge.com/products/products/PureEdgeAccessibilityGuide.pdf. Grants.gov-sponsored testing of the PureEdge viewer demonstrated the viewer's compatibility with the widely used Jaws screen reader. An enhanced version of the PureEdge Viewer that will include compatibility with a broader range of screen reader products through support for industry standard interfaces for accessibility is in the process of being tested and upon successful completion of testing will be posted to the site.

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