Universal Design: Transforming Accessible IT in the Federal Government

May 15, 2018

We’re excited to share a new white paper. Universal Design: Transforming Accessible IT in the Federal Government (PDF, May 2018) explores the benefits of adopting a universal design in the federal government to improve IT accessibility. Universal design promotes the concept that all products should be designed to be used by all people. 2018 has marked a year of changes in the accessibility world, with the Revised 508 Standards and the Connected Government Act. These efforts push agencies to develop IT products that are more inclusive, usable and accessible to all users of government IT.

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