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 email@example.com.
more information about IT policies and standards in
Arkansas, link to the State of Arkansas Accessiblity
Standards. 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).
is the most important portion of customer service
for any business or government entity conducting commerce
on the Internet today. We take this issue very seriously.
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) utilizes
Secured Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for Internet transaction
security. This SSL protocol allows INA to deliver
server authentication, data encryption and message
integrity. Every step of the process, from the initial
submission of data to the final settlement through
the use of credit cards, has been built with the most
advanced yet user-friendly security features available.
Any additional questions, concerns or statements regarding
confidentiality and data usage may be directed to
the Information Network of Arkansas at Info@ark.org.