Accessibility Policy

The Department of Information Technology is committed to making this web site compliant with the State's nonvisual accessibility requirements (Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 14.33.02.01-.12). For more information on these regulations and guidance, please visit the Maryland Information Technology Nonvisual Access Website

Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

This web site provides content in several formats that may require plug-ins, or separate browser components, to properly view. All required plug-ins are free to use. PDF documents ensure that you will be able to obtain publications in their original format regardless of what type of computer, browser or operating system you use to access the Internet. PDF documents on this site larger than 100KB are displayed with the file size for your convenience.  In order to view and/or print PDF documents, you must first download the Acrobat Reader software. For best results, make sure you install version 6 or later of the Acrobat Reader. Other plug-ins you may need are: Microsoft Word Viewer and Microsoft Excel Viewer.

Adobe Flash

The doit.maryland.gov web site uses Adobe Flash for presentation of information in the montage area.  This functionality has been developed with the built in accessibility features of Flash and tested using the JAWS Screen Reader (ver. 9.0).  In order to access these features you need to use Adobe Flash Player 9.  However, if the site detects that a user does not have the Flash Player, the montage will default to a static image and allow users to cycle through that area of the site.

You may download the latest flash player at http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer

Font Resize

As a standard we have limited the font resize buttons to only affect the main content of the site.  Internet Explorer and FireFox both support global font resize and page resize.

To adjust the font size in Internet Explorer:

    1. Click on View in the Menu Bar
    2. Then select Text Size
    3. Select the desired text size
To adjust the font size in FireFox, Netscape:

    1. Go to the View in the Menu Bar
    2. Then select Text Size
    3. Select Increase, Decrease or Normal
      1. Shortcuts:
        1. Mac: Command+
        2. Windows: CTRL+
To resize the entire site in Internet Explorer:

    1. Go to the View in the Menu Bar
    2. Then select Zoom
    3. Select desired zoom percentage
To resize the entire site in FireFox:

    1. Go to the View in the Menu Bar
    2. Then select Zoom
    3. Select Zoom in or Zoom out


If you experience difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact us and tell us what information you were seeking, the URL (web address) of the material you tried to find (if applicable), and your contact information.