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Web Site Accessibility

Our Commitment

The Human Factors Coordinating Committee site is committed to making the site accessible to all customers. We are currently reviewing all web site pages to ensure that they meet or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. We appreciate your patience as we make our way through this process.

For more information on the Department of Transportation's Section 508 Policy Statement, please visit the DOT Accessiblity page.

If You Are Experiencing Difficulties

If you are having difficulty accessing any of the pages or documents on our site, please contact Sarah May at Be sure to include the name of the document and location on the web site; and whether you are using any special settings or software.

Plug-Ins/Free Downloads

Some files types, such as Adobe pdf, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, etc., may require plug-ins. If you have not purchased the software, free viewers are available. Below are the links to download those products. (Updated 5/24/07)

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Microsoft Office Viewers

Most recent versions viewers are linked below. If links have changed, please refer to Microsoft Office Downloads site at:

Note: If you have trouble with these links, try going to the main page for the product.

Options for Converting PDF Files

Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files on the internet may not be accessible to those customers using screen reading devices. To assist users, Adobe Systems, Inc., provides a free translation services which will translate PDF files into HTML code or plain text.

Online Conversion Tools for Adobe PDF Documents

  1. Web-based submission tool

    Type the URL into an electronic form, select formatting options, and click the "Convert" button.. The document will be converted to HTML and will be returned immediately to the Web browser.

  2. E-mail submission tool

    Attach PDF files that are on a local hard disk, local CD-ROM, or local area network, to an e-mail message and send them to one of the specified email addresses. The converted results are returned in the body of a new mail message in a matter of minutes.

Additional accessiblity information can be found at Accessibility Resource Center (

Contact Information

If you are having difficulty accessing any of the pages or documents on our site, or have any questions or comments related to accessibility please contact Sarah May at