Government agencies make ample use of PDFs, but it’s an inhospitable format for low-vision users, people who use screen readers, and individuals who access government websites via mobile devices. PDFs do not, in other words, make government more accessible.
Posts Tagged: website design
How a chatbot disrupted the entire digital customer service experience for the Montana Motor Vehicle Division and the rogue project that made it possible.
In 2017, almost 500 companies were sued in federal court for having websites that are inaccessible—i.e., not fully usable by people with disabilities. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization.
Knowledge is power. Organizations that make their data easily accessible see substantial improvements in audience awareness and participation.
The global reach of the Internet makes it more imperative that communicators from every industry and organizations of all sizes create multi-lingual websites. Meeting your web audience in their language has never been more important. All aspects of translation and localization—from development and design to content creation and project management—are much more manageable these days. Translation Management Software (TMS) coupled with Content ManagementRead… Read more »
Successful government websites are consistent, accessible, and current. Surprisingly though, many sites lag far behind today’s communications standards, missing the most important goal: serve the public well.
The best approach to (re-)designing your organization’s site is to strategize, understand possible approaches, and invest in solid design and development.
If you’ve ever worked on a website project, you know one of the first questions a designer asks is: What are your favorite websites? But, it’s not always easy to come up with a list of the best websites. Great websites have to be memorable, modern, unique, and free of frustrating glitches—no small feat for mostRead… Read more »
As I stated in Website Builder Platforms: Best Options for Small Businesses, I consider the WordPress content management system (which should not be confused with the WordPress.com platform) to be the best option for organizations that need to upgrade or build a website, especially if they want to be able to manage some content andRead… Read more »
What does the U.S. government need with 5,300 domains? Because that’s how many there are on 18F’s complete list of .gov domains. There are plenty of oddball URLs that will have you scratching your head and wondering: What were they thinking? Some domains have no website in place. We’re left to guess—or Google—if these parked domains were registered for campaignsRead… Read more »