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Disclaimer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Audio and Video Files on the DEC Web Site

Introduction

DEC will, from time to time, use media files (files containing audio, video, or both) on the website for very specialized content. While audio and/or video may be used for presentations and special promotions, all content required to be made public and other important information will still be presented in HTML format.

Media Players

In order to be seen and/or heard, all audio or video files require that a "player" be installed on your computer. The following players can be used both as plug-ins to your web browser or as stand-alone players. DEC does not endorse the use of any particular media player.

  • QuickTime
  • RealPlayer
  • WinAmp
  • Windows Media Player

Accessibility

DEC is committed to providing a website that is highly accessible to all individuals, regardless of special needs. All media content residing on the DEC website is made accessible to the greatest extent practical. This includes text transcripts and audio descriptions of visual content. Visitors with disabilities who have difficulty using the DEC website can request assistance by emailing us at contact@dec.ny.gov.

Please note that DEC cannot advise you on how to install or run any particular software, and cannot provide technical assistance with the use of media players. Please contact the software manufacturers directly if you encounter any difficulty using their products.