NIH Accessibility Testing Labs

The NIH Accessibility Testing Labs (NAT Labs) are provided as a free service to the NIH. The labs support and facilitate testing and remediation of applications, websites, electronic documents, and other electronic content to ensure accessibility and compliance with Section 508 standards. This service is a collaboration between the NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Center for Information Technology (CIT).

Location: NIH Accessibility Testing Labs (NAT Labs) are located in:

  1. Building 12A, Room B47 - This NAT Lab has eight laptops (six Window-based and two Mac-based) and is located centrally on the main campus of NIH, a short walk from the NIH/Medical Center Metro station. Directions to the main NIH campus, shuttle and parking information can be found on the NIH Visitors page.
  2. Fernwood 3NE-26A/B – This NAT Lab has two laptops (one Windows-based and one Mac-based). Directions to the Fernwood Building, shuttle and parking information can be found on the Technology Training Program page. Employees will need their NIH PIV card to enter the CIT office suite or must check-in at Room 300 on the Third Floor.

Lab Availability: The labs are available for unassisted use on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Assistance for using lab resources is available by appointment. Contact the CIT Training Office at​ or call (301) 594-6248 for availability and to schedule an appointment. Individual or small group orientations to the Lab are also available upon request.