Standards for Compliance
Extensive effort is made to adhere to the Federal Section 508 Standards requirements set forth in the Rehabilitation Act that was amended in 1998. These standards were created to help eliminate barriers in information technology, make new opportunities available for people with disabilities and encourage the development of technologies that help achieve these goals. For more information about these standards, please visit the Section 508 website ( www.section508.gov ) or the Federal Access Board website ( www.access-board.gov).
In addition, this website also strives to comply with the Massachusetts Web Accessibility Standards. These standards, adopted in May of 2000, were developed by the Massachusetts Information Technology Division (ITD) to ensure that all Massachusetts state agency web pages are accessible for all users. These standards are based primarily on Federal Section 508 Standards with some elements from the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and have been actively incorporated throughout this website.
Some of the documents found on this website are produced as downloadable files. Efforts have been to provide accessible, screen-readable versions for each download. Free readers are available at the following websites:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader® - free reader for PDF files
- MS Office viewers - free reader for MS Office, Rich Text, and text files
If any file format prevents you from accessing the information, please contact us for assistance. In order to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please note the nature of your accessibility concern, the format in which you prefer to receive the material, the web page address of the requested material, and the best way to contact you.
We also welcome your questions about this accessibility statement and comments on how to improve the site's accessibility.
Please contact us by mail:
Executive Office for Administration & Finance
State House, Room 373
Boston MA, 02133
Phone (617) 727-2040
Fax (617) 727-2779
or by email: