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Site Accessibility

If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of any part of this web site please contact the WCB Webmaster.


If you are using a screen reader, or have style sheets turned off, navigation links are found under Heading 2 "Site Navigation" and Heading 2 "Section Navigation".

Changing Text Size

This web site has been designed to allow you to change the size of the text on the web page. If you are viewing the site using Firefox or Opera, you can also change the color of the text or background.

Most Web browsers allow users to increase magnification or text size by pressing Ctrl +

The W3C web site Link to External Website provides instructions for how to increase or decrease text size in the most common web browsers as well as how to change the default text and background colors.

Links to external sites

Links to external web sites for related information will be followed by an icon (Link to External Website) to indicate that the link goes to another web site. Sometimes external pages we link to are moved or removed creating a broken link. If you find a broken link on our web site please contact the WCB Webmaster.

Disclaimer Regarding the Use of "Google Translate"

The New York State Workers' Compensation Board website is providing the "Google Translate" option to assist you in reading the Workers' Compensation Board website in languages other than English. Google Translate cannot translate all types of documents, and may not provide an exact translation. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. The State of New York does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy of the translations provided. The State of New York, its officers, employees, and/or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of such information, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of such materials.

Alternative File Formats

If a document is in a format other than html, there will usually be an icon such as adobe pdf (for Adobe PDF), or text after the link to indicate the format of the document. If you require a document in a different file format, please email your request to the Board and we will try to accommodate you.

Free viewers are available for many of the file types found on our web site.

The Workers' Compensation Board is not responsible for the software listed above or your use of it. The links above are provided for your convenience and does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the software or companies.

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More information about many of the links, buttons, form fields or images found on this web site can be found by hovering the mouse pointer over the object without clicking it.

RSS Feeds

What is RSS

RSS -Really Simple Syndication is an XML format used to share web content. It allows you to "subscribe" to sites of interest and notifies you when that content is updated.

How do I read an RSS Feed?

Feed Reader or News Aggregator software checks your subscribed feeds regularly for new content and displays them for you to read and use.

Where do I get a Feed Reader or News Aggregator?

Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, and Safari 2 web browsers all support RSS directly, or there are a number of free and commercial RSS Feed Reader or News Aggregators are available for download. Searching any popular search engine for "RSS Feed Readers" will produce many software options which can be PC or web-based and many are free or not very expensive.

To subscribe to the Workers' Compensation Board's RSS feeds:

  1. Copy the URL/shortcut that corresponds to the topic that interests you.
  2. Paste the URL into your RSS Feed Reader or News Aggregator.

RSS Feeds Available on the Workers' Compensation Board web site

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