The White House is Asking for Input from People with Disabilities

The White House on a bright, partly cloudy dayAmong the many changes the new administration made in its first week was to make a commitment to ensure its site is accessible to all Americans. A White House Accessibility Statement released this past week says its site will conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria — guidelines that not only help make web content accessible to users with sensory, cognitive and mobility disabilities, but ultimately to all users, regardless of ability.

The statement says its ongoing accessibility efforts will “work toward making as accessible as possible,” and, to that end, they are looking for help from experts: us!

You read that right. Users with disabilities are encouraged to send comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility, and here’s how you can :

  • Switchboard: 202-456-1414
  • TTY/TDD Phone Numbers (for the Hearing Impaired Only):202-456-6213
  • Visitors Office: 202-456-2121

Let’s chime in, shall we? Let freedom ring!


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    Even as their peers return to class, some kids with weakened immune systems or other medical conditions that put them at high danger have forced to continue their remote schooling.

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  5. Valtan Says:

    Great blog as always. This issue needs to be looked at.
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  6. Montgomery Says:

    Great page! I hope this administration will change this problem.

  7. Hal Says:

    It is wonderful when people work together for good like this.

  8. Don Says:

    People who care can make a difference.

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