HealthReach Accessibility

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.

HealthReach is a database of free, quality multilingual patient education resources for those providing services to individuals with limited English proficiency. The HealthReach team 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 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.


Accessibility statement for data visualization

If you are using Assistive Technology such as a screen reader, the data visualizations on Tableau Public will not be fully accessible. We will provide you with access to the same data used to create the visualizations, presented in a downloadable format. This will allow you to explore the data used in each visualization with tools that can make the data more meaningful to you.

We have four tabs in this visualization that displays data:

The Overview tab provides an overview of the top 10 non-English languages in the collection by format, and how many titles are available in each language. (PDF, 414 KB)

The Languages and Formats tab is organized to provide the total collection size for each language. Each language will include the total number of records and available formats which are document, audio recording, and video. (PDF, 265 KB)

The Health Topics in the Collection tab provides a list of all the health topics that are available in HealthReach and the total number of titles for each. It also provides a URL for a search in HealthReach for that health topic. (CSV, 86 KB)

The Titles in the Collection tab provides a list of health topics and the titles associated with that health topic. It also provides a URL to access that title in HealthReach. (CSV, 228 KB)