Accessibility Statement

The U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is committed to making the information presented on its web site at accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. DFC has reviewed and revised its website to enhance accessibility for people with disabilities as required by Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. As available technology continues to improve, DFC will continue its efforts to enhance accessibility.

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 document are displayed through Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader but may require additional steps to become accessible to screen readers.

All Adobe PDF (portable document format) document links on this site carry .pdf alternative text labels just after the link to identify the link type to persons using screen readers. In some cases, an HTML or WORD version of the document is also provided. Where an alternative format document is not provided, an "Acrobat" icon is provided nearby that provides a link to the Adobe Systems website. This will allow disabled users to either download a free Adobe Acrobat® Reader plug-in or use Adobe’s PDF-to-HTML conversion option.

The content for most pages containing non-accessible features such as Javascript or applets is available through links to text-only pages. All free-standing images are accompanied by alternative text describing the image.

Most forms on the DFC website are not intended to be completed and transmitted on-line. They are frequently WORD 97 documents that may be printed out, completed manually and submitted to DFC via mail or fax. For those web pages with forms that are currently not accessible, the form may also be printed out as an alternative format. In addition, a link has been provided at the top of each page to telephone number or e-mail address to obtain assistance in obtaining the form or filling it out.

Our web staff works continuously to make DFC's website as accessible, informative and helpful as possible. In general, if you have problems accessing any information, viewing any page with adaptive technology, or using any forms, or wish to file a complaint, send email to

NOTE: If you have questions that are not specifically related to DFC's website, please direct them to DFC's Information Officer. The web staff cannot answer inquiries regarding DFC programs.

Notes 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 be accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at this link. For more information about filing an ABA, please visit this webpage.