TIC Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

The National Park Service (NPS) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities. NPS regularly monitors its sites to ensure that they meet the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998, and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

TIC Section 508 Contact Information:

By email: etic@nps.gov

By mail:
National Park Service – Denver Service Center
Technical Information Center, 508 Coordinator
12795 West Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80228

By telephone: 303-969-2130

Alternate Access to Web Information

If the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact us at the address above.

To allow us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please provide the following information:

  1. Nature of your accessibility issue.
  2. Preferred format in which to receive the material.
  3. Web address (URL) of the material with which you are having difficulty.
  4. Your contact information.

HTML and Image Accessibility

Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In creating HTML documents, we follow Section 508 standards; for example, we include alternate text to describe graphics.

Adobe Acrobat® Reader and PDF Files

Our website also contains documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Most PDF files will be accessible to those who use assistive technology such as screen readers. Some legacy or software-created PDF files may not be accessible. If you are experiencing difficulty reading any PDF file, please contact us, and we will send you an alternate version.

For detailed, up-to-date information about Acrobat Reader or the PDF format, visit Adobe Systems Inc.


Section 508 is a Federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance within this law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found on the following sites:

  • Section 508.gov provides Federal employees and the public with access to resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508, including Section 508 tools, resources, standards, and news.
  • The U.S. Access Board has several articles to provide information on Section 508 law, frequently asked questions, and standards.
  • The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) website provides strategies, guidelines, and resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

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