PCAOB Launches a Redesigned Web Site

Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2010

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced today that it plans to launch a redesigned and expanded Web site on Feb 4. The new site incorporates Web usability practices aimed at helping users find information more quickly and easily.

"The redesigned Web site enhances the PCAOB’s transparency efforts by making registration, inspection, standard setting and enforcement information more accessible and user-friendly to the investors, auditors and other interested parties who use our site,” said Acting PCAOB Chairman Daniel L. Goelzer.

The site features a new layout, updated content organization, and an improved search function that work together to provide quicker and more intuitive navigation throughout the site. Pages that are viewed most often, according to feedback surveys and Web-site usage reports, now are accessible directly from the home page. New pages have been added for information about the PCAOB's International program and Research & Analysis activities.

The new look and layout is designed to accommodate users with special needs in accessing information on the Internet. The site allows users to change font size, convert to black-and-white screen display, and use adoptive browsers and screen readers.

Subscribers to PCAOB listserv email notifications will find a new option to receive updates directly through RSS feeds, also known as Really Simple Syndication feeds. During this transition, the PCAOB will maintain its current listserv.