Accessibility Notice - Federal Maritime Commission
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Accessibility Notice

The FMC is committed to providing easy access to our website and ensuring that our website’s documents and features remain accessible to all our visitors. Our website is compliant with and regularly reviewed for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance.

Brief Explanation of Section 508

Section 508 (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology (EIT) is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.

Section 508 establishes requirements for any electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government. The terms electronic and information technology have been defined by the Access Board in regulations published December 21, 2000.

FMC Documents Available Online

Documents on the FMC website are presented in many formats. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. Some files on this website may be posted as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Adobe provides their Acrobat Reader software as a free download.

Links to Third Party Websites

Some of our webpages contain links to third party sites not operated by the FMC. Those sites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility standards as ours. We are not responsible for the content or availability of those sites, their partners, or advertisers.

For Difficulty Viewing the FMC Website

If you have trouble accessing any of our webpages or documents please send an e-mail to the FMC General Inquiries inbox. Please help us respond to you in the most beneficial way by indicating the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format(s) in which you want to receive the material, and your contact information.

Notice of Rights

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151–57)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board’s accessibility standards are available on their website at, and information about filing a complaint may be found at

If you have questions about the ABA or for information about filing a complaint regarding the accessibility of FMC facilities, contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 523-5859 or email