Accessibility for Government Agencies

In today’s digital age, government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels play a crucial role in serving the public. The evolution of technology has shifted the way citizens interact with government services. Instead of being limited to physical locations or phone calls during business hours, people now expect convenient and accessible online services available around the clock.

Government websites have become a primary channel for accessing information, submitting forms, making payments, and engaging with public services. However, this convenience often falls short for individuals with disabilities, limiting their access and participation in essential government functions due to website accessibility not being provided. 

Ensuring digital accessibility is not just an ethical obligation but also a legal requirement for government agencies. Both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandate that government entities provide equal access to their digital content and services for individuals with disabilities. This commitment to inclusion reflects the core principles of democracy – equal rights and access for all.

Get ADA Accessible understands the critical role that government agencies play in serving diverse communities. We are here to assist federal, state, and local government entities in their journey toward achieving comprehensive website accessibility. 

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Our accessibility team offers a range of services, from audits and remediation to development and ongoing monitoring, to ensure that your digital presence aligns with accessibility standards and legal requirements.

We help state and local government agencies and organizations meet Section 508 requirements while at the same time, together we are giving equal access to students with disabilities.

The Digital Transformation of Government Services

In recent years, government agencies have witnessed a significant shift in the way citizens access information and services. The internet has become the go-to platform for individuals seeking government-related information, assistance, and transactions. This digital transformation has revolutionized the way government services are delivered and accessed. Today, individuals can access a wide range of services, including tax payments, permit applications, educational resources, and more, from the comfort of their homes or on the go. While this digital shift has undoubtedly improved convenience, it has also exposed accessibility gaps for those with disabilities.
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Legal and Ethical Imperatives

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Government agencies have a dual responsibility – both ethical and legal – to ensure that their digital offerings are accessible to everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 set the legal framework for accessibility requirements, emphasizing the importance of equal access for individuals with disabilities. Beyond legal obligations, government agencies have a moral duty to provide inclusive services to all citizens, regardless of their abilities. By making digital content accessible, agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable society.

Our Comprehensive Accessibility Solutions

Whether you’re looking to audit your existing website for compliance, remediate accessibility issues, develop an accessible website, or establish ongoing monitoring, Get ADA Accessible has the expertise and services tailored to your government agency’s needs.

Our accessibility team collaborates with your internal IT professionals, legal counsel, and administrators to ensure that accessibility requirements are fully understood and integrated into your digital strategies. We work diligently to provide individuals with sight impairments, hearing impairments, or physical limitations the access they need to vital government information, forms, benefits, and resources.

As an IT director or organization administrator, you face a multitude of responsibilities and challenges. Website accessibility should not be a burdensome item on your list. Stop worrying about potential non-compliance lawsuits or the intricacies of WCAG standards.


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Ensuring Compliance and Inclusivity


Our dedicated team of accessibility experts can take the task of accessibility off your hands, allowing you to focus on your core responsibilities. By partnering with Get ADA Accessible, you can achieve Section 508 compliance, meet legal requirements, and simultaneously offer equal access to students with disabilities.

It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved, enhancing inclusivity, compliance, and the overall user experience for your constituents.

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Next Steps:

Schedule a convenient time to discuss your organization’s needs.  We will find best solutions for your website accessibility testing, remediation and ongoing methods of keeping everything accessible or contact us using the form below to get your questions answered. 

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