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As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy. On accessibility issues, ITIF's work focuses on how to improve people’s access to technology—and how technology can improve access to jobs, education, and the public square, particularly for those with disabilities.

February 10, 2022

Why Did Covidtests.gov Work When So Many Government Sites Fail?

Using lessons learned from previous “.gov” rollouts and making thoughtful considerations on technical design and customer experience, covidtests.gov demonstrates encouraging progress for federal e-government efforts.

July 15, 2021

Removing Barriers to Accessibility on Federal Government Websites

ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion on federal government web accessibility and policy proposals for agencies to improve their compliance.

June 3, 2021

Improving Accessibility of Federal Government Websites

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

As Tax Day Approaches, Millions of Americans Will Find the IRS Website Is Not Accessible for People with Disabilities

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

No-Contact Government Means More Than Just Online Services

As the global pandemic stretches into the fall with no clear end in sight, public-sector agencies must wrestle with how to safely reopen government operations while protecting the health and safety of government employees and citizens. Achieving this

October 1, 2018

Designing Accessible Government Websites

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

Benchmarking State Government Websites

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

Highlights of EAC Accessible Voting Research and Development: The Impact on Elections

The EAC and NIST are hosting the “Highlights of EAC Accessible Voting Research and the Impact on Elections” webinar.

May 16, 2014

Universal Design Can Improve Voting for Disabled Voters

ITIF hosted a panel discussion and technology demonstration designed to enhance voting accessibility for the disabled.

May 14, 2014

Innovations in Elections: Making Voting Accessible for Everyone

ITIF will host a discussion of new technologies, practices, and policies that can help make elections more accessible for everyone.

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