At NPC, it is our practice to make our web pages and web content accessible and usable to all people. This commitment ensures that communication, to the extent possible, is effective for all people. This does not apply to the accessibility of third-party sites and NPC cannot be held liable for third party site designs or content.
NPC strives for compliance with all state and federal accessibility standards detailed in the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 508 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Arkansas Technology Access for the Blind Law Act (Act 1227 of 1999). Act 1227 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 ensures that Arkansas government or state funded entities must have web sites that are equally accessible to blind or visually impaired visitors.
NPC does not solely comply due to legal requirements, but because we believe information is a basic human right which should not be denied to anyone.
We recognize our web site visitors use various devices and technology to access our information. Some of our web visitors have disabilities that can make accessing our web site challenging or even impossible. To demonstrate NPC’s dedication to the students, faculty, staff, and community we serve, our web content should be accessible to all members of our audience. Web content should be developed in accordance with the following guidelines and standards:
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1:
As stated on the W3C website,
“Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make the content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your web content more usable to users in general.”