Thank you for visiting our new website! We've tried to develop it with the understanding that everyone has different levels of computer expertise and made it as easy to navigate as possible. Please use the resources currently available and return often to see what we're doing online . . . just for you.


Our website utilizes state-of-the-art encryption technology to ensure personal data and potentially sensitive information is safely and accurately transmitted to our secure server.  If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact info@ark.org for additional information.


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 info@ark.org.

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).