Web Accessibility Features

The Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry (MassAccess) is committed to achieving meaningful accessibility of this web site for all users, including users with disabilities.

We follow specific Commonwealth Web Accessibility Standards designed to meet the needs of users with disabilities. The Commonwealth Web Accessibility Standards are generally based on standards used by the Federal government for technology accessibility for people with disabilities, and web content accessibility guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

For more information about the Federal standards, please visit the Section 508 web site or the Federal Access Board web site. For more information about W3C standards, please visit  the W3C guidelines web site.

The Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry web site has been created using leading web accessibility techniques and reviewed by users with disabilities to verify that this web site is as compliant as possible with applicable standards.

Key Accessibility Features

Many accessibility features have been incorporated into this web site:

  • Ability to skip to the main content on each web page.

  • Form controls labeled to facilitate data entry.

  • Form fields grouped by category.

  • Tool Tips, titles, and rollover text to clarify field requirements.

  • Alternative text assigned to image links, for assistive technology and text-based browsers.

  • Resizable text and page widths.

  • Text-based content.

  • High contrast color choices.

About Portable Document Format (PDF)

Some documents supplied to this web site are produced in Portable Document Format (PDF).

For improved view of PDF files, download the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Adobe Reader is available for free from the Adobe web site.

If you are submitting files in PDF format, we request that you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat (file conversion software for PDF format), if possible, since the most recent version provides the highest level of accessibility access.

Contact Information

If any file format or feature prevents you from accessing the information you need, please Contact Us for assistance.

So that we can respond in the most helpful manner, please identify the nature of your accessibility concern, the web page address of the requested material, the format in which you prefer to receive the material, and the best way to contact you.

We welcome your questions about this accessibility statement and your comments about how to improve the accessibility of the MassAccess web site.