Government Web Sites Lack Accessibility, Advocates Say
The Internet is offering unprecedented government transparency, but many key federal Web sites are lacking accessibility features leaving Americans with disabilities in the dark.
Under federal law, government Web sites are required to include audio readers, Braille printing capability, photo and video captioning and other features to assist users with disabilities. But as the Obama administration has rolled out new sites like Recovery.gov and MakingHomeAffordable.gov, accessibility has been lagging. Even staples of the federal government like WhiteHouse.gov and Disability.gov have experienced problems, advocates say.
Improvements are being made to site accessibility, but not fast enough, advocates argue. For example, they say WhiteHouse.gov went from having three problems on each page to just one on average, reports Federal Computer Week. To read more click here.
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