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Accessibility and the U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS is committed to and is making every possible effort to ensure that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the USGS is accessible to people with disabilities, including both our employees and the customers we serve.

If you cannot fully access the information on a particular page, please contact the USGS Section 508 Coordinator (see Contact information below) or the owner of the website. To enable us to respond in a manner that will be of most help to you, please indicate the nature of the accessibility problem, your preferred format (electronic format, for example, ASCII, standard print, large print, and so on), the web address of the requested material, and complete contact information so we can reach you if questions arise while fulfilling your request. We may provide the information to you in an alternate format.

If you have questions on a particular website, visit the Connect section of the particular site for contact.

If you have questions on the accessibility of Department of the Interior websites, see DOI Accessibility.



For relevant USGS policy on Section 508, refer to the Survey Manual chapter entitled, “Implementation and Administration of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.”

For further information and to learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of electronic Federal information products, visit the following sites:


Relay Services



USGS Section 508 Coordinator  

Denver Federal Center

Building 810, Room 7102

Mail Stop 802

Denver, CO



Other Accessibility Resources

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151--57) 

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at, and information about filing a complaint may be found at


Page last updated: March 30, 2022.