HealthReach Accessibility

HealthReach is a collection of health outreach materials intended for non-English speakers and persons with limited English proficiency, who may be refugees and asylees. They speak languages from all over the world. The HealthReach team is committed to making sure that the quality of the materials for persons with disabilities is as good as the quality for persons without disabilities. We are reviewing each and every document to ensure full and comparable accessibility. Some documents on this website may not yet be available because of the challenge of making documents in multiple languages accessible, many of which do not use/share the same alphabet as English. If the documents that you wish to read or share are not yet accessible, please contact us and we will move them to the top of our remediation schedule.

HealthReach, National Library of Medicine Accessibility

In 1998 the US Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. § 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.[1]

The HealthReach project of the National Library of Medicine is making every effort to ensure that the information available on our Web site is accessible, as well as all other Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) to all. If you use assistive technology or other adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know. We will gladly work with you to provide it in a more accessible format.

Contact HealthReach at or call Phone: 301-496-1131 (local and international), Toll Free: 1-888-FINDNLM, Relay Service for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Speech Impaired Persons: 800-877-8339 or Video Relay Service (877-709-5798 or FedVRI: 855-724-6514), Fax: 1-301-480-3537 and provide the address (URL) of the page on which you need assistance, along with a description of the problem.