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Atmospheric Administration
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NOAA Research is committed to providing universal access to our Web pages for individuals with disabilities, including members of the public and Federal employees.

To meet this commitment, we will comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities seeking information or services from Federal Web sites have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to individuals without specific disabilities. NOAA Research has made every effort to incorporate these Federal requirement into our overall Web development philosophy to ensure equal access to data information.

Due to the distributed nature of our Web development environment, sites are managed at a local level. Therefore, if you should encounter a site, specific data, or information that is not accessible, please do not hesitate to contact the individual site Webmaster for assistance. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you please include the following in your communication:

  • the nature of your accessibility problem
  • the Web address of the requested material
  • the format in which you prefer to receive the material
  • your complete contact information

Your feedback of our progress in the area of accessible information is also always welcome.