On April 20, 2004, Gov. Brad Henry signed an HB 2197, now known as the Oklahoma Electronic Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) Act. The law resulted in the creation of standards designed to make information technology, including Web site content and tools, accessible for persons with disabilities. Standards, developed by the Oklahoma Election Board, are based on Federal Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act accessibility standards, but do not reflect all parts of Section 508.
Documents on the Oklahoma State Election Board website may occasionally be presented in formats other than HTML. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. The screen reading capabilities of Adobe Acrobat Reader (full version) may allow vision-impaired visitors to access PDF content. In the event that the PDF format of a document cannot be made fully accessible, an alternate version of the document will be provided in an accessible format.
Reporting an Accessibility Problem
The Oklahoma Election Board is working to meet compliance with Oklahoma's EITA standards and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you would like to report an accessibility problem with the OMES website, please e-mail the OMES accessibility compliance representative at email@example.com. Be sure to include the web address (URL) of the page or file and any other relevant details about the problem or request.
Assistance with Accessing State Election Board Information
The Oklahoma EITA Act requires that the Oklahoma Election Board, as a State of Oklahoma agency, provide electronic and information technology products that are accessible to people with disabilities. Under the EITA Act, OMES and other State of Oklahoma agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to this technology that is comparable to the access available to others. The law applies to all state agencies when they develop, procure, maintain or use electronic and information technology.
Oklahoma Election Board is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. If you find that any of our information products, including what you see on this site, are not in compliance with the EITA Act, please contact us by phone at (405) 521-2391. When you contact us, please refer to the specific information found to be non-compliant. This will help us address the issue more quickly.
Links to Related Items
- Other Oklahoma EITA resources and information (Link opens in new window)
- Information Technology Accessibility Standards: Word (21 pp, 108 KB - Revised: June 2012) | PDF (21 pp, 110 KB - Revised: June 2012)
- OMES rule: HTML version (Link opens in new window)
- Central Purchasing rule: PDF version (41 pp, 253.92 KB) | HTML version (Link opens in a new window)
- Central Purchasing - VPATs and Accessibility
- EITA Access Clause (.pdf, 1 pp, 23.24 KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- HB 2197 (.pdf, 8 pp, 852 KB)
- Section 508 (Link opens in new window)
Accessibility Best Practices
- Microsoft Excel: 2003 (.doc, 5 pp, 1 MB) | 2007 (.doc, 10 pp, 1.5 MB)
- Microsoft Word: 2003 (.doc, 22 pp, 2.2 MB) | 2007 (.doc, 18 pp, 1.5 MB)
- Web-based Internet, Intranet and Applications Standards Technical Assistance Document (TAD) (link opens in new window)