Technology Accessibility Program

State IT Innovation of the Year

Following a state law requiring agencies to set up action plans for making digital services accessible to residents with disabilities, the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology set up a team to act as a central resource. The two-person team then designed templates to guide agencies through deciding what tools and sites need to be tested and updated. “There’s not a lot of resources out there, so I think they’ve kind of quickly become a sought-after team to help provide that guidance,” Heather Weir, office’s director of strategy, performance and administration, told StateScoop. “I think we’re in this cool spot where people do care and want to do the right thing and so there’s just this hunger for knowledge.”

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed was the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He wrote extensively about ransomware, election security and the federal government’s role in assisting states and cities with information security.

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