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Accessibility Policy 

We are committed to making choosemaryland.org compliant with the State's nonvisual accessibility requirements (Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) For information on these regulations, 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 Viewerand Microsoft Excel Viewer.

Adobe Flash
This 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 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.

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:
Click on View in the Menu Bar
Then select Text Size
Select the desired text size

To adjust the font size in FireFox, Netscape:
Go to the View in the Menu Bar
Then select Text Size
Select Increase, Decrease or Normal
Mac: Command+
Windows: CTRL+

To resize the entire site in Internet Explorer:
Go to the View in the Menu Bar
Then select Zoom
Select desired zoom percentage

To resize the entire site in FireFox:
Go to the View in the Menu Bar
Then select Zoom
Select Zoom in or Zoom out

If you experience difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact us by clicking on "comment" in the top right hand of any page 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.

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