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
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 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 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).
Security 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.