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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) makes every effort to ensure that the information available on our website is accessible to all users and is in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d).


Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether they are federal government 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.

Compliance is an ongoing process. It is possible that some users may encounter problems accessing some pages.

If you encounter accessibility problems when using our website, please visit our Questions and Feedback page. Please include the following information:

  • Exact nature of the accessibility problem.
  • Title and URL(s) of pages you are having difficulty accessing.
  • Type and version of your Web browser.
  • Operating system.
  • Type of assistive technology (e.g. such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.), if used.
Notice to Limited English Proficient Individuals

NIH is renewing its commitment to providing meaningful access to its programs and activities for people with limited English proficiency . In accordance with Executive Order 13166, "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency," the information translated on the nih.gov website and on the genome.gov is free of charge to the public.

Last updated: January 28, 2016