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. Refreshed in January 2017, 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 section on the Federal Access Board web site (https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-ict-refresh)
In addition, this web site strives to comply with the Massachusetts Web Accessibility Standards 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 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 web site.
Some of the documents found on this web site are produced as downloadable files in such formats as PDF or PPT. Efforts have been made to provide accessible, screen-readable versions for each of these downloads.
If you are unable to view any of the downloadable files on this web site, efforts will be made to provide you with a copy of this material in an alternate format. We also welcome your questions about the web site's accessibility policy and comments on how to improve the site's accessibility. Simply contact us on this Portal to make your request.