The National Eye Institutes (NEI) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Section 508 is a federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance within this law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at

If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of any content on this website, please contact via email at If applicable, please include the web address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered. If you have comments and/or questions related to the agency’s Section 508 program, please contact Trevor Peterson, NEI Section 508 Coordinator via email at

Last Reviewed: 
February 2015