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All web applications and electronic documents must be compliant with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The NCS Archive web portal is built using modern web standards, such as HTML5 and cascading style sheets. The tools used to ensure that our 508 testing efforts are comprehensive include the IBM Rational Policy Tester (Section 508 accessibility and quality modules), JAWS screen reader, and Adobe Reader Pro. These tools not only indicate accessibility issues, but also ensure quality and privacy by checking for broken links and anchors, duplicate titles, missing P3P code and metadata, and browser compatibility issues.

For questions about our continuing efforts to make the information on the NCS Archive webpage accessible to all users, or to report an accessibility problem on any of our pages, please complete the form on our Contact Us page.

More information may be obtained from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s accessibility page.

PDF File Viewer

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Microsoft Viewers

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Download the Excel Viewer to view XLS/XLSX/CSV files.

SAS Files

To view SAS7CAT/SAS/INC/SAS7BDAT files, you or your affiliated institution will need access to SAS statistical software.


In order to provide users with a more pleasant experience when leaving comments on various parts of the website, the NCS Archive utilizes CKEditor, a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web text editor. CKEditor has built-in accessiblity support that can be viewed by pressing Alt + 0 (or Option + 0 for Mac users) while the cursor/focus is inside the editor. Users requiring additional assistance can view the full documentation on accessibility support in CKEditor.