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The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

General Policy and Analysis
General policy and analysis
Basic Resources
▶Agencies

Access Board, 1331 F St. N.W., #1000, 20004-1111; (202) 272-0080. Fax, (202) 272-0081. David M. Capozzi, Executive Director, (202) 272-0010. Toll-free, (800) 872-2253. Toll-free TTY, (800) 993-2822. TTY, (202) 272-0082.

General email, info@access-board.gov

Web, www.access-board.gov

Develops and maintains accessibility requirements for buildings, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and electronic and information technology. Provides technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards. Enforces access standards for federally funded facilities through the Architectural Barriers Act.

Agriculture Dept. (USDA), Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #5135, MS 1510, 20250-1510; (202) 720-9540. Chad Rupe, Administrator.

Web, www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/agencies/rural-utilities-service

Administers programs that ensure rural areas have access to affordable, reliable, advanced telecommunications services comparable to those available throughout the rest of the United ...

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