Website Accessibility Policy

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Website Accessibility Policy

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance maintains this website in compliance with New York State Policy NYS-P08-005 Accessibility of Information Communication Technology.

New York State Policy NYS P08-005 establishes minimum accessibility requirements for web-based Information and applications developed, procured, maintained or used by state entities. The goal of the policy is to encourage a more inclusive state workforce and increase the availability of governmental services to all members of the public.

Use of Graphic Imagery on This Website

Images on the site contain ‘alt tags’ with descriptions of the image that aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader rather than reading the site.

Format of Documents on This Website

Documents and other special publications that are made available on the OTDA Website are generally available in HTML. In many cases, we publish documents using Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If as a result of your disability, you are having difficulty accessing any of the information listed on this site, please e-mail the OTDA Public Information Officer at

Accessing Content on This Website

The OTDA website is large and contains documents stored in multiple formats, including PDFs and Microsoft Office documents for download.

Accessing PDFs

Depending on your browser settings, PDFs will either download onto your computer or display in the browser window.

If you use assistive technologies to read PDFs, the preferred method is to download the PDF and view it directly with your preferred assistive software.

Use of Assistive Technology to View This Website

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standards compliant Web browsers as well as enabling software or assistive devices. We welcome comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility for users with disabilities.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Website interferes with your ability to access the information, please use the following point of contact for assistance. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

Contact Information Concerning Accessibility and This Website

The primary contact for the OTDA Website can be notified at:

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