|Act 1227 of 1999 required the Arkansas
Department of Information Systems to develop Non-visual Standards for Arkansas that
ensures the needs of Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired are met through
reasonable accommodation in the information technology products and services of the
state. Information technology products and services include data, voice, and video
technologies, as well as information dissemination methods such as the Internet.
In essence, this means that Arkansas Government or state funded
entities must have websites that are equally accessible to blind or visually impaired
visitors. For instance, websites must provided text equivalents for all non-text
elements such as images, animation, audio and video. We will make every effort to
comply with these new guidelines If you have trouble accessing or navigating state
government pages, please contact email@example.com.
For more information about IT policies and standards in
Arkansas, link to the Department of Information Systems State IT Planning Workgroup.
For the specific information regarding web development and accessibility issues, link to W3C Web Content Guidelines
or the Center for Applied
Special Technology (CAST).