The White House is Asking for Input from People with Disabilities, and So Are We


The White House on a bright, partly cloudy day

Among 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!

Note from Utah Pride Center “Webinatrix:” My goal is to make our website more accessible as I can with the limited time I have available. To that end, I am inviting you to share your constructive feedback so that we may get to WCAG v2.1 standards sooner rather than later. Please use this form to share your feedback with me.— Thank You!

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