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The National Children's Study makes every effort to ensure that the information available on our Web site is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. In keeping with its mission, NCS complies by implementing the regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the HHS Secretary's Section 508 Implementation Policy. To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of federal electronic information products, visit the Section 508 page.

Alternative Access to Web Documents

If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know. Write to: 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.

For NIH employees who need assistance with accessibility, please contact the equal employment opportunity officer in your Institute.

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Checking for Accessibility

Every month NCS reviews its website for accessibility issues with the Accenture Digital Diagnostics Engine. Any issues are fixed in accordance to the HHS 508 Checklist. In addition, all PDFs are reviewed for accessibility issues and remediated as needed, following the HHS PDF 508 Checklist, before being posted. NCS also checks for broken links on a monthly basis.

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Download Viewers and Players

Visit Download Viewers and Players to obtain the latest versions of viewers and players that can be used to read some of this Web site’s content.

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Browser Features

Increasing and Decreasing Font Size on the NCS Website

By clicking the + or - icons at the top (by "Font Size"), below the top navigation, you can increase and decrease the size of the content on the page.

Zoom In and Out

To zoom in on a particular webpage, hold down the Ctrl key (Command key for Mac users) and hit the + key. To zoom out, hold down the Ctrl key (Command key for Mac users) and hit the - key.

Increasing and Decreasing Font Size in Internet Explorer 7 and 8

For IE7 and IE8 users, you can increase and decrease the size of the font on a webpage. By navigating to "View" on the top menu and choosing "Text Size", you can determine the best text size to suit your needs.

Other Accessibility Resources

Learn how to change text size, turn style sheets off, and change colors of web pages by visiting the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative page External Web Site Policy.

Saving Files Locally

When you click on a link to a non-HTML file, your browser may open the document in the browser window, open the document in its "native" (original) application automatically, or prompt you to save the file locally (on your hard drive). The action the browser takes depends on your local browser/application configuration. You will need to have the appropriate application or file viewer (refer to Download Viewers and Players) to view these documents.

  • If your browser automatically opens the document in its native application or reader, you will have the option to do a File/Save to capture the document to your local computer.
  • If your browser prompts you to download and save the file, choose an appropriate place on your local hard disk to store the file. You will want to carefully note the location you save to so that you will be able to find the file when the download is completed.

In addition, you can save a file by right clicking on the link, then clicking "Save Target As" (in Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (in FireFox), browsing to the appropriate drive and folder, and then saving the file.

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