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Regarding compliance with Section 508 of The Rehabilitation Act, Web Accessibility:
 Every effort has been made to ensure that the information available on our website is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know. If you need access to any information in a form different than what you find here, please contact our ITB Web Support Group via e-mail:  Please be as specific as possible when describing the information you seek.

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968 

The ABA, one of the earliest measures by Congress to address access to the built environment, requires facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with federal funds to be accessible according to established standards. Under the ABA, the Board maintains accessibility guidelines upon which the ABA standards are based and enforces these standards through the investigation of complaints.

Guidelines For Buildings and Site

201.1 Scope. All areas of newly designed and newly constructed buildings and facilities and altered portions of existing buildings and facilities 

Please contact Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI ) for Reasonable Accommodation requests ( All questions about ABA/ADA and physical building and grounds related accommodation request will be directed by the EDI to the ORF/DFS (Division of Facilities Stewardship) Soussan Afsharfar at 301-997-6982.


Notice to Limited English Proficient Individuals
NIH is renewing its commitment to providing meaningful access to its programs and activities  for people with limited English proficiency (LEP). In accordance with Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency,” the information translated on the site and on the sites of its Institutes and Centers ( is free of charge to the public.
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This page was last updated on Sep 12, 2019