We are committed to making all of our Internet documents accessible to everyone. To ensure that we meet or exceed the requirements of the 1998 Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, we continually review our site and modify pages to remove accessibility problems for people with disabilities.
The documents on our site are in many formats. Many are in ASCII or HTML format, accessible to people who use screen reading software and to those with other vision or mobility impairments. Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create pages and documents that are accessible to that segment of our customer base. In creating HTML documents, we follow Section 508 standards; for example, we include alternate text to describe graphics. Currently, our website contains documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. 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 files please contact the Help Desk at 202-208-7420 and we will be happy to send you an alternate version.
All applets, plug-ins, or other applications required by GSA webpages that are not included on the specific page are found as links from this page. Most of these links are to non-government sources. GSA does not endorse any of these products; they are listed below for the convenience of our visitors. Address questions about the particular plug-in or file viewer to the respective vendor.
Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Download Flash Player.
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Microsoft offers file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs to open and view these types of files.
Zip files are single files, sometimes called “archives”, that contain one or more compressed files. Files with this extension (.zip) require WinZip, to open and extract them.
If you have a problem viewing any material on CIO.gov or have questions about our accessibility policy, please contact email@example.com. If your problem is a broken link, a link that goes to the wrong page, or other technical problems, please send us that information through firstname.lastname@example.org.