Access for Persons with Disabilities
We have made every attempt to make our website, www.doc.state.ok.us, compliant with federal and state accessibility design guidelines. If you are a person with a disability and are having trouble using our website, please tell us about the problem by sending an e-mail message to our Accessibility Compliance Officer .
Oklahoma Accessibility Design Guidelines
The following are the standards developed for the state of Oklahoma:
(a) A meaningful text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content) except for captioning of audio information which shall comply with (b) of this section.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. Ensure that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen.
(d) Documents shall be organized so that they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.
(f) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.
(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation.
(j) Pages and elements shall be designed so that screen flicker does not occur between frequencies 2Hz and 55 Hz.
(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a Web site comply with the provisions of these standards when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes. The non-accessible version must be as accessible as possible.
(l) When pages utilize scripting or other programmatic elements to display content, the information provided by the script shall also be provided in an equivalent text format that can be processed and interpreted by assistive technology. When pages utilize scripting or other programmatic elements to create user interfaces, user interaction shall be input device independent.
(m) When a Web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with Oklahoma Software Applications and Operating Systems standards (a) through (l).
(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.
(q) Use valid, industry recognized web programming standards including a document type definition or the equivalent.
(r) Identify the primary natural language of the document.
(s) A link to the agency's Web site accessibility policy (if existing) and contact information for compliance issues related to the accessibility of electronic and information technology shall be included on home pages and other key pages.
Adobe Acrobat Reader and PDF Files
Certain files available for download from this website, such as policy documents, are in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe also provides free PDF tools for individuals with visual impairments. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.