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Disclaimer and Accessibility Statement

Information presented on the N.C. Department of Labor website is collected, maintained and provided solely for the convenience of the reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, information placed on these Web pages is not intended to replace any official source. The commissioner of labor does not certify the authenticity of information herein that originates from third parties. Under no circumstances shall the Department of Labor be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source, nor shall the Department of Labor be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.

Accessibility Statement

The N.C. Department of Labor is committed to making our website accessible to all customers and staff. Our Web pages are undergoing review and redesign in accordance with provisions of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendment of 1973.

Many of our Web pages currently meet the accessibility standards. Furthermore, we continually work on making all Web pages accessible. Thank you for your patience through our redesign process.  If you have any questions or have difficulty obtaining information from our website, please contact our webmaster.

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Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

Most of the documents on the NCDOL website are in HTML. 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 and forms. Publications in PDF can be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 7.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at no charge from Adobe.

Generally, people using screen reading devices are unable to read documents 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 Adobe Systems site.

Microsoft Word Files

You can view our online documents in Microsoft Word (.doc) format if you have version 6.0 or higher installed on your computer. Word documents can also be viewed with other word processing software programs. Microsoft offers a FREE Word file viewer that you can download at its Microsoft Viewers site.

Microsoft PowerPoint Files

This website contains PowerPoint (.ppt) presentations. Microsoft offers a FREE PowerPoint file viewer for those that do not have PowerPoint installed on their computer. You can download and get help using the PowerPoint viewer at the Microsoft Viewers

Style Sheets

Some of the Web pages on our website set font colors, sizes and types using style sheets. You may adjust your browser settings to disable these styles or override them with your own preferred font colors, sizes and types.


The World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, National Federation of the Blind's Guidelines for Web Accessibility, and the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards.


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