As technological progress marches forward, organizations must take care to ensure that their digital services are available to people regardless of ability. Accessibility is especially critical for government, because if a person with disabilities can’t get to a website, they could miss out on critical government services—including those that might directly benefit them. As a… Read more »
Digital accessibility is a new—and perhaps scary—frontier for the public sector. But with citizens increasingly using the internet to connect with their government, it’s never been more important to ensure organizations are ready to provide access to all. After Granicus sent out information about new Section 508 rules regarding closed captioning, we had a flood… Read more »
Special Districts face unique challenges in their autonomy. Operating separately from state, local and federal offices, they can struggle to meet transparency and accessibility demands from the public on a smaller budget. Experts at Granicus joined a webinar hosted on Tuesday by the Special District Association of Colorado, to talk about the changing demands of… Read more »
Using a smartphone or webcam and free streaming app to broadcast your public meetings? With increasing demand for accessible digital content, never before has there been a better time to consider an enterprise solution for video streaming public meetings. In an age of indecision by the federal government, there is one area where they have… Read more »
If you go to login to your GovDelivery account, you may notice a few exciting changes. In an effort to constantly enhance your user experience, we’ve made a number of improvements to make the interface more user friendly and accessible for all users. Here’s an overview of the new and improved GovDelivery login page for Communications… Read more »
Accessibility – the design of products, devices, services or environments for people who experience disabilities. President Richard Nixon signed the Rehabilitation Act on September 26, 1973, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of disability in programs run by federal agencies. In 1998, Congress amended the act, which strengthened Section 508, requiring that federal agencies also… Read more »
In the public sector, making content accessible can seem like a huge undertaking. From changing processes to using targeted software, accessibility can seem overly complicated. But accessibility does not have to be complicated. Here are 4 simple things you can start doing now to make content more accessible to your readers with disabilities.
Guest Post by: Lynn Wehrman, President & Test Management Team Director, WeCo As the President of a small, mission-based start-up, I’m often asked what led me to leave a comfortable government position to pioneer a company in a field that is only just emerging, covering a need that few companies understand: electronic accessibility. While the… Read more »