DRI is committed to providing a public website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. This site has been built using code compliant with WCAG 2.0 standards for HTML and CSS.

To meet this commitment, the Institute periodically reviews our implementation of the recommendations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

The Desert Research Institute takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

If you are disabled and experience difficulty using the site or you would like to suggest an improvement, contact us today using the email and phone number listed below. To best enable our team to address your needs, please describe the nature of your accessibility problem and the web address (URL) of the material with which you are having difficulty in your message.

DRI Accessibility Contact

DRI Accessibility Alert Contact: – Office of External Affairs and Communications
Phone: 702-862-5497
Visitor address: 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV
Postal address: 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV
We try to respond to feedback within five business days.

Our Assessment Approach

Desert Research Institute assessed the accessibility of by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • External evaluation
  • A formal quality assurance process throughout the design and development process with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Technology Requirements and Specifications

DRI’s website at may not compatible with browsers older than three major versions or Mobile operating systems older than five years. Accessibility of relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

  • Desert Research Institute
  • Office of External Affairs and Communications, Web and Digital Engagement Administrator