Accessibility

Despite legislative requirements, many federal government websites are not accessible for people with disabilities. This creates obstacles for millions of Americans, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has moved many government services online.
Accessibility
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July 15, 2021
ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion on federal government web accessibility and policy proposals for agencies to improve their compliance.
June 3, 2021
Despite legislative requirements, many federal government websites are not accessible for people with disabilities. This creates obstacles for millions of Americans, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has moved many government services online.
May 13, 2021
The IRS’ poor performance exemplifies the difficulty Americans with disabilities can face when trying to execute important and necessary tasks like paying their taxes, as well as the failure of many federal government agencies to provide equal access for all citizens.
October 2, 2020
As the global pandemic stretches into the fall with no clear end in sight, public-sector agencies must wrestle with how
October 1, 2018
States should ensure e-government services are available to all by making their websites more accessible for people with disabilities, Daniel Castro writes for Government Technology.
August 27, 2018
A detailed review of 400 state government websites finds that while some states have much better sites than others, every state has room to significantly improve so that it better serves the public with easy and secure access to e-government services and information.
June 20, 2014
The EAC and NIST are hosting the “Highlights of EAC Accessible Voting Research and the Impact on Elections” webinar.
May 14, 2014
ITIF will host a discussion of new technologies, practices, and policies that can help make elections more accessible for everyone.
May 14, 2014
Technology offers many opportunities to increase the accessibility of elections for people with disabilities.
February 3, 2014
Design and policy changes need to be implemented to make open government open for all.

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