The National Science Foundation is committed to making
every document on its World Wide Web server accessible
to the widest possible audience.
We work with NSF's accessibility specialists and with
other federal agencies and federal web consortia to
ensure that our documents are, to the maximum extent
feasible, accessible to persons using special screen
reading software and hardware.
NSF also encourages its grantees both to use the web
to disseminate information about their work, and to
create World Wide Web pages that are generally accessible
for persons using screen reading devices. More information
web design is available.
Many of the documents on our web server are in ASCII or HTML formats.
We also have some files in word processing or spreadsheet formats,
and in addition we produce many of our documents as PDF (Portable
Document Format) files. Many persons using screen reading devices
cannot read documents in PDF format. Therefore, every document on
our server in Portable Document Format is either accompanied by
an ASCII, HTML, or word-processing version, or can be made available
as a printed document upon request. Our commitment is particularly
stringent for any publication relating to NSF funding opportunities.
For more information or to provide feedback on accessibility issues
or problems and the NSF web site, please send email to the NSF Webmaster
NSF's Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (OEOP)
is responsible for coordinating the agency's compliance with sections
501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more
information, please contact Zita Butler, OEOP, at 703-292-7325 or
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