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OCM Accessibility Statement for Web

OCM Accessibility Statement for Web

NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Accessibility Statement

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is committed to providing access to all individuals – with or without disabilities – seeking electronic information on NOAA websites. We build our websites to conform to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended), which requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to, and use of, information and data comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
NOAA's commitment to accessibility extends beyond our digital assets.

The NOAA Policy Statement on Diversity and Inclusion and related documents outline activities including recruitment, education, and engagement for all employees. In addition, as prescribed by the Architectural Barriers Act, NOAA consistently works to provide an adaptable and accessible workplace for employees and visitors. NOAA Civil Rights Office maintains information on NOAA's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) including information to file a discrimination complaint of any kind.

This website measures conformance against the WCAG 2.1 A and AA conformance standards. If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of any content on this website, please contact us.

NOAA Section 508 Program Manager

Name: Allison Soussi-Tanani

Email: Allison.Soussi-Tanani@noaa.gov

Accessibility Feedback

If you believe there are websites or digital services with accessibility problems or you'd like to provide general accessibility feedback, you may make an inquiry or ask for help by emailing coastal.info@noaa.gov. We will confirm receipt of your inquiry and communicate throughout the process as we work to resolve your accessibility issue. To ensure we can be most helpful to you, please include in your email:

  • A description of your accessibility problem with any information that will help us replicate the problem, such as browser, assistive technology, operating system.;
  • The web address (URL) of the material with which you are having difficulty or specify the location of the issue if a URL cannot be provided.
  • Your contact information such as name.
  • If you'd like to receive communications regarding your issue.

File an official complaint

You can file an administrative complaint with the NOAA Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights requesting that existing information and communication technology be reviewed and brought into compliance with the provisions of Section 508. Contact Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights with complaints at:

By mail:

Building SSMC4, Suite 7500

1305 East-West Highway

Silver Spring, MD 20910

OICR phone number, email address, and fax number

Voice: 301-713-0500 or 800-452-6728

Email: noaa.oicr@noaa.gov

Fax: 301-713-0983

You can find out more information on NOAA's OICR on their official NOAA web page. NOAA employees can access NOAA's Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equality Suggestion Box offsite link through the Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights internal web page.

Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

NOAA’s Office of Human Capital Services organized the Reasonable Accommodation Program for all NOAA customers. The NOAA Reasonable Accommodation Program is prepared to provide guidance to NOAA supervisors and employees on inquiries or requests regarding reasonable accommodation. Contact the Reasonable Accommodation Office at OHCS.RAC@noaa.gov.

Public information on NOAA's RA Program is available on the Reasonable Accommodation page.

Reasonable accommodations for NOAA employees and job applicants are available through NOAA's Office of Human Capital Services. Information on NOAA's RA process for NOAA employees can be found on the OHCS internal site.

Telecommunications Relay Services Available

NOAA's Telecommunication Relay Services
If you’re deaf or hard-of-hearing, you can request an interpreter for a meeting or event through the Sign Language Interpreting Services program. This program is managed by the NOAA Workplace Relations Division and our service provider that offers a web-based interpreter scheduling system that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To start the process visit the internal NOAA's Telecommunication Relay Services page.

A list of services outside of NOAA: List of TRS services (FCC.gov)

DEIA Policy Resources

NOAA's ultimate goal is to not only embrace these concepts, but ensure they are fully integrated into the agency's business practices and more importantly its organizational culture.

Suggested 3rd-Party Plugins

Some content on this and other NOAA websites may require use of a 3rd-party plugin to view. Links to these plugins are listed below. Please note these are non-government sites and NOAA does not endorse these products nor is this a complete list of plugins you might encounter. They're listed only for your convenience. Please direct questions about each tool to the respective vendor.

Accessibility Statement Page Modified:3/21/2024