The Arc of the Quad Cities Area is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience. We are working to ensure that our website meets the requirements of Section 508, along with the best practices outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative.


The Linguistic, Language and Cultural Competency Plan of The Arc of the Quad Cities Area is designed to address, both broad and specific manners, the communicative and cultural needs and expectations of the individuals served by the plan and that the services delivered will be in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. Please use the Translate Tool at the bottom of the page to translate into your preferred language.


Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge). We will provide interpreter or information in your spoken language upon request when contact 309-786-6474. A minimum of one-week advance notice is required before the event to arrange services and or accommodations.


Please use the blue figure icon on the right, to adjust the text size, etc. to your liking.

If you need an alternative means of access to any information on our website please contact us. Let us know the nature of your accessibility problem, the URL or page address of the requested information, and your contact information.


If you need to convert PDF documents, Adobe® offers conversion tools at its Accessibly Resource Center.


Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader is required to view many of the documents (PDF) on our website. To download this free software, click on the Adobe image. For information on system requirements, visit

In addition to the use of the Adobe software, we also take advantage of other free technology that is widely available to our visitors. Some documents on our website require Microsoft Word. To download a free Microsoft Word document viewer, click on the Microsoft Office image. For information on system requirements, visit