Friday, July 30, 2010

Compliant with AIRS 6.0 Standards

VisionLink has completed another review of our compliance with the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) standards, version 6.0.  We are pleased to report that we are just so slightly shy of the 100% benchmark.  We'll have the last bit taken care of very soon.

We strongly endorse operational, technical, and data exchange standards as each increases the efficacy with which information and referral organizations can connect needs and assets across communities and states.  Certainly, every community and region has it's own particular needs, but a standards-based approach provides a tested foundation, a starting point, from which local areas can build and enhance their solutions.

We were in fact the first to support the AIRS XML Resource Data Exchange standard, the first to support all six levels of the AIRS taxonomy, and we also support the auto-update protocols for the taxonomy itself.

If you would like to learn more about AIRS, you can visit their home page, learn about member benefits, or explore version 6.0 of their overall standards.

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink, Inc.