It is never safe to assume all visitors to the Plymouth State Web site will have all the necessary software to open every attachment and file type on the site. In addition, not all attachments and file types are accessible to individuals with disabilities using adaptive technologies. To insure the delivery of information to the widest audience possible, the following guidelines should be observed:
- File types for attachments or downloads will be limited to Adobe PDF, Flash, QuickTime, MP3 (MS Word documents may be used within myPlymouth. If they are used on the public Web site a PDF alternative should also be provided).
- If an attachment, or non-HTML document, is used in place of a web page, the web editor must provide a text equivalent to the attachment. This could mean a full transcript of videos and audio files. At minimum an alternative method for the obtaining the information by phone or by mail must be provided.
- All attachments or downloads must note the type of file so the audience knows in advance they will be launching software on their computer and can choose to open the attachment.