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.
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 on the State of Arkansas website.
If you have trouble accessing or navigating state government
pages, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information about accessibility policies and non-visual
standards, link to Shared
Information Architecture. For information regarding
web site development specific to the State of Arkansas,
link to the Technology
Investigation Center' Standards for Equivalent Access.
For detailed information about web site development
and accessibility issues, link to W3C
Web Content Guidelines or the Center
for Applied Special Technology (CAST).