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Accessibility Policy

Thank you for visiting the web site for the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility (DWWDF). We appreciate that many visitors are concerned about accessibility to our digital site, and we pledge that the DWWDF is committed to achieving meaningful accessibility to this online environment. This portal has been designed to offer visitors easy and efficient access to our resources and services. In addition, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standard compliant web browsers, as well as enabling software or assistive technology.

Standards for Compliance

Extensive effort is made to adhere to the Federal Section 508 Standards requirements set forth in the Rehabilitation Act that was amended in 1998. These standards were created to help eliminate barriers in information technology, make new opportunities available for people with disabilities and encourage the development of technologies that help achieve these goals. For more information about these standards please visit the Section 508 web site ( or the Federal Access Board web site (
In addition, this web site also strives to comply with the Rhode Island Web Accessibility Standards. These standards, Revised in March of 2005, were developed by the Rhode Island Information Technology Division (ITD) to ensure that all Rhode Island Agency web pages are accessible for all users. These standards are based on the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and have been actively incorporated throughout this web site.

Downloadable Files

In order to retain the integrity of their layout when printed, some of the documents found on this web site are produced with Adobe Acrobat. Efforts are currently underway to ensure that all files are produced in the latest version of Acrobat (Version 6.0.1), which is the most accessible technology currently available for these types of files. Where this conversion is not possible, efforts have been made to provide alternate forms of these downloadable files. In order to improve viewing of these files please download the latest Adobe Acrobat viewer which is available for free at the Adobe web site (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader®) or FoxIt Reader (
If you are unable to view any of the downloadable files on this web site, efforts will be made to provide you with a hard copy of this material. Simply contact us by email to make your request.

IMPORTANT: Only messages regarding technical accessibility will be answered at this e-mail address.

We also welcome your questions about the web site’s accessibility policy and comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility. Please contact us by e-mailing or at our mailing address as follows:

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility
950 High Street
Central Falls, RI 02863-1506