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The state government of South Dakota recognizes that some of the citizens in South Dakota are disabled. There is a great need for these citizens to have access to the on-line services and information available from state government. This requirement is even greater than the requirement that non-disabled citizens have. Accordingly, the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications have adopted a set of guidelines that should be applied to South Dakota's BIT web site and its associated web pages. These guidelines are the same guidelines that the Bobby software product ( use. These guidelines are strongly influenced by the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the provisions of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act ( and ).

The state is approaching this accessibility effort in a series of steps. Currently, the state is evaluating the State home page, the home page for each agency, and one page down from each agency home page for their accessibility. The software used for testing these web pages is the Bobby software. As web page developers for state government gain experience in creating accessible web pages, the number of pages tested will be increased until all of the web pages for state government are accessible.

The state understands that accessibility is an on-going process, not a one-time affair. These pages will continue to be tested to ensure that remain accessible.

Contact Information
The State is committed to making the South Dakota BIT web site and the associated web pages accessible to all citizens of South Dakota. If you encounter any problems or have questions, concerns, or suggestions for improvements, feel free to contact;

Dale Luckhurst

Bureau of Information and Telecommunications
Phone Number: (605) 773-5545
E-mail Address:


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