Non-Discrimination Statement

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, or religion. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the NWPB at 407-657-0261. The NWPB is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Accessibility Statement

The NWPB 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 www.section508.gov.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

Many of the documents on the NWPB website are in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF).

PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader®, version 3.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.

People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format, unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Access Adobe site.

PowerPoint and Word Files

You can view our online publications that are in Microsoft PowerPoint® (.ppt) format if you have any version of PowerPoint installed on your computer. For those who don't have the software, the Microsoft Corporation offers a FREE PowerPoint file viewer. You can download and get help using the PowerPoint viewer at the Microsoft Download Center.

You can view publications in Microsoft Word® (.doc) format if you have Word, version 6.0 or higher, installed on your computer. Word documents can also be viewed with many other word processing software programs. Additionally, Microsoft offers a FREE Word file viewer that you can download at its Microsoft Download Center.

The NWPB works hard to ensure that the website is completely accessible but recognize that there may be remaining issues. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the website and encounter problems when using the website, please let us know. Write to us at info@watermelon.org and we will provide the information to you in an alternate format. Please be as specific as possible when describing the information you need and the problems that you encountered. General questions and comments about our accessibility efforts are also welcomed.

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