Accessibility of this Website

The Department of Energy has made every effort to make this website accessible and easy to use for everyone.

This website was designed to be compatible with popular screen reading software. This website uses Skip to Navigation and Skip to Contact links on every page so that you can quickly move to important information if you are navigating by keyboard or assistive devices.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)  are international standards that this website is working towards.

This website — technically speaking — uses valid eXtensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.0.

Software You Might Need
Some documents on this website are available in a PDF format. Adobe Acrobat is needed to open these files. Acrobat is available to download at no charge from Adobe. The download itself may be quite large for some (between 8MB to 16MB) so check to see if it is available on your computer.

PDF files can be very accessible to readers with visual or physical disabilities. Adobe provides an excellent guide to accessible PDF documents.

Contact Us for Help
While we make every effort to keep all content on this website accessible to all visitors, please contact us for help if you find any information on this website that you cannot access.