The National Science Foundation is committed to making every document
on its World Wide Web server accessible to the widest possible
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 about accessible web design is available.
At the top of most web pages on our site, there is an invisible
link to a text-only version of the page. In addition, there is
a visible "Text Only" link in the footer of most pages. 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
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 Shawn Murray,
OEOP, at 703-292-2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.