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Government not meeting minimum accessibility standards on federal websites, GSA report finds

Posted on January 9, 2024

  • The General Services Administration (GSA) gave its report to Congress on federal website accessibility.
  • The law, Section 508, says government agencies have to make their websites and digital things accessible. But many websites still have problems, like not describing images.
  • The report says most agencies aren’t doing well in following this law, and less than 30 percent of popular online content meets the standards.
  • The report suggests things like making sure people get trained on Section 508, increased oversight, and updating the law to make it work better.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency says most of its websites follow the rules. They’re planning to do more to make sure they stay accessible.
  • The Small Business Administration is also working to follow the rules and keep things accessible on its website and in its programs.

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