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:
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- The United States Access Board
- Personal Assistance Service
- Federal Relay Services
- Virginia Relay Services
USGS Section 508 Coordinator
Denver Federal Center
Building 810, Room 7102
Mail Stop 802
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 www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-aba-standards, and information about filing a complaint may be found at www.access-board.gov/aba-enforcement/file-a-complaint.
Page last updated: March 30, 2022.