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.
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.
For more information
about IT policies and standards in Arkansas, link to the State
of Arkansas Strategic Information
Technology Plan. For the specific information regarding web
development and accessibility issues, link to W3C
Web Content Guidelines or the Center
for Applied Special Technology (CAST).
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
Any additional questions, concerns or statements regarding confidentiality
and data usage may be directed to the Information Network of Arkansas