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Office of Disability Affairs

The goal of the National Security Agency is to provide a work environment that allows all employees, including those with disabilities, to have long and productive careers. NSA is committed to employee accessibility when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic and information technology. Through assistive technology, NSA ensures individuals with disabilities have equivalent access to electronic and information technology. The Office of Disability Affairs (ODA) provides resources and information to build an accessible workplace within NSA.

The Office of Disability Affairs understands the importance of applying customer-driven services. Through effective communication and education, we can translate individual and group requirements into technical alternatives and solutions to minimize barriers faced by employees with disabilities. ODA is committed to making a reasonable accommodation for those with special needs.

The Office of Disability Affairs supports NSA employees with not only disabilities, but also hidden disabilities.

The Office of Disability Affairs:

  • Provides functional and technical expertise on assistive technology and its application within NSA's environment.
  • Assists and advises NSA employees with disabilities in their search for appropriate technical alternatives.
  • Provides hands-on demonstrations of assistive technology to individuals and tests various options prior to implementation.
  • Works with managers, employees, and vendors to develop customized solutions to meet individual requirements.


The National Security Agency strives to offer an environment in which all can reach their highest potential and make a difference for our country. Sometimes it may be necessary or advisable for NSA to make a reasonable accommodation in either the duties of the job, or where and how the job tasks are performed. Such forms of accommodation should make it easier for the employee to successfully perform the essential duties of the position, dependent upon mission requirements.

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Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Nov 18, 2013 | Last Reviewed: Nov 18, 2013