92Y is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with disabilities. Our site has been redesigned as necessary to ensure that it meets or exceeds requirements of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Many of the documents on our web server are in HTML or plain-text (ASCII) formats. Pages in these formats are usually accessible to screen-reading software. We also have a large number of documents in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF), a type that reproduces the exact look of a printed page. PDF documents are displayed through Adobe's free Acrobat Reader but may require additional steps to become accessible to screen readers.
Download Adobe's free Adobe Acrobat® Reader® if you do not already have it installed on your computer. This program will allow you to access PDF files.
By law, technology is accessible if it can be used as effectively by people with disabilities as by those without. Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, signed into law by President Clinton in August 1998, required that standards be established to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. Two years later, the final rule was laid down and has been federally enforced since June 2001. Web accessibility is supported by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires employers, state and local governments and places of public accommodation to offer reasonable services or tools to ensure that people are not discriminated against on the basis of disability.
92Y's commitment to web accessibility will help ensure that a diverse cross-section of people can continue to have their lives enriched by 92Y's programs, whether it's through our lectures, performances, health center, classes or community-building programs.
92Y welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities. To contact us, email.