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 Agency web pages are accessible for all users. These standards are based on the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and have been actively incorporated throughout this website.
In order to retain the integrity of their layout when printed, some of the documents found on this website are produced in Adobe Acrobat. Efforts are currently underway to ensure that all files are produced in the latest version of Acrobat, which is the most accessible technology currently available for these types of files. Where this conversion is not possible, efforts have been made to provide alternate forms of these downloadable files. In order to improve viewing of these files please download the latest Adobe Acrobat viewer, which is available for free at the Adobe website. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader®
If you are unable to view any of the downloadable files on this website, efforts will be made to provide you with a hard copy of this material. Please contact us about policy and comments on how to improve the accessibility of this site.