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The State of Maine is committed to making its information and communication technology (ICT) accessible and usable by everyone. To that end the OIT Accessibility Team evaluates the state's information and communication technology for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through WCAG 2.0 and Section 508.
Digital Accessibility Information
All information on this site is to promote a better user experience for State of Maine customers and employees and does not constitute an endorsement or legal advice.
- Information Technology Accessibility Committee (ITAC)
- Accessibility Resources
- Digital Accessibility Policy (PDF)
- State employees can find more information on our SharePoint site.
Future and In-progress Work
- Reincorporate usability testing as part of our testing process.
- Incorporate the new success criteria from WCAG 2.1.
- Incorporate PDF/UA as an additional requirement for PDFs.
- Increasing the accessibility and usability of State of Maine IT.
- Develop a training program for OIT staff.
- Promote the use of Universal Design principles in state government.
- Promote the use of Inclusive Design in state government.
- Review our IT procurement process to ensure our vendors are aware of accessibility requirements.
If you are having a difficult time interacting with an electronic device, that device likely has settings that can provide you with a better experience. Accessibility is not just for those that have a documented disability. Examples: Having a web page being read by a screen reader when the screen doesn't zoom properly, or watching a news video and having captions and audio descriptions when you are in a public place and can't have the volume on.
- iPad Accessibilty Features
- iPad features for blind and low vision
- iPad features for deaf and hard of hearing
- iPad features for learning and literacy
- iPad features for physical and motor skills
- iPhone Accessibilty Features
- iPhone features for blind and low vision
- iPhone features for deaf and hard of hearing
- iPhone features for learning and literacy
- iPhone features for physical and motor skills
- Windows 10 Accessibility Features
- Make Windows easier to see
- Hear text read aloud with Narrator
- Distinguish colors easily
ICT Accessibility Feedback
Please fill out this form to alert us regarding any State of Maine digital accessibility issues you are experiencing, and for general digital accessibility questions. This includes State of Maine websites, state web or desktop applications, and/or state provided electronic documents. For other questions or concerns, please utilize the contact information provided for that item, or contact the Helpdesk. You can also use this form for inquiries regarding the ITAC
When you complete the form, please be specific about the issue you are experiencing, the question you have, or the information you are seeking. We will take your feedback and work with the responsible parties regarding any necessary actions. If you would like someone to follow up with you, please provide your name and an email address. Only the message field is required (*). If you need an accommodation, please contact the responsible agency directly. Thank you.