Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Resources

ODS makes every effort to ensure that the information available on our website is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know. Contact us and we will provide the information to you in an alternate format. It would be helpful if you can be as specific as possible when describing the information you seek.

To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information products, visit the Section 508 pageexternal link disclaimer.

Plug-Ins and Third-Party Applications

Some files on our website are meant to be viewed with third-party applications, that is, with a utility that your Web browser does not contain. These utilities are free to download and use. Below are listed some types of files you may find on our site along with the utilities with which you can view them.

  • PDF files: Adobe Acrobat® Readerexternal link disclaimer
    Portable Document Format (PDF) is used to preserve the content and layout of documents so that they may be printed or presented in exactly the way the author intended. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc., site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at no charge from Adobe. Sometimes people using screen-reading devices may be unable to read documents directly in PDF format unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at no charge from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, Visit the Access Adobeexternal link disclaimer site.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® files (.ppt or .pptx) and Microsoft Word® files (.doc or .docx): Microsoft Download Centerexternal link disclaimer
    PowerPoint files are used in slideshow-type presentations; Word files are documents formatted for the Microsoft Word® word processor software. You can view either of these types of files if you have Microsoft Office® installed on your computer. If not, Microsoft offers free file viewers that you can download at the Microsoft Download Center.

Reviewed: December 6, 2021