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To: <VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:39 PMSubject: [VICUG-L] [acb-l] FW: [Acbny-l] Two-Week National Dialog on Improving FederalWebsites
Original Message: From: Meghan Schoeffling <meghans36@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: 'ACBNY-L' <acbny-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [Acbny-l] Two-Week National Dialog on Improving Federal Websites Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:15:14 -0400 The federal government wants to re-invent how it delivers information and services on-line, and we need your help. We want to bring the best of the web to the .gov domain. So share your ideas to help us answer: Whatpractices, policies, and principles should guide federal websites. You cansubmit ideas on any of the campaigns from 9/19-30, but we will also be hosting one hour dialog-a-thons with our discussion catalysts on eachcampaign. You can also follow comments about the dialogue on Twitter underthe hashtag #dotgov. 9/26 3-4 PM, Accessibility Dialog-A-Thon We invite you to participate in the one-hour long, live "dialog-a-thon" on Universal Access to have a targeted, real-time conversation with a critical mass of participants hosted by Sharron Rush. If you are unable to join, you can still participate in the National Dialog for the full 2 weeks. The dialog-a-thon is a time we've devoted to specifically addressing ideas for improving accessibility of federal websites. Two-Week National Dialog on Improving Federal Websites The National Dialog for Improving Federal Websites is sponsored by the White House and the U.S. General Services Administration. The dialog is a critical part of the .gov Reform Initiative launched in June 2011, to streamline how we manage federal websites and provide a better customer experience when people access government information and services online. The online conversation lasts from 9/19 to 9/30. The online conversation features eight different discussion areas open for two weeks, including one on accessibility. You will have the opportunity to submit and vote on ideas for improving how people access government information and services online, with different devices and assistive technology. We hope this conversation will complement the ongoing work of our group and other public discussions that have happened recently around accessibility. Please spread the word about the National Dialog to your networks, friends, and colleagues. We're looking for a very broad and diverse set of ideas. The 508 compliant IdeaScale platform is being used to host the Dialogue. Our 508 specialist has rigorously tested the platform; however, if you find things that aren't accessible, please let us know and we'll work to address them. The purpose is to allow people to submit & vote on ideas for improving various aspects of improving federal websites, such as: content, search, usability, accessibility, social media, multilingual content, & online services. The .gov Task Force will review the ideas and consider them as they develop a National Web Strategy and make recommendations for streamlining federal websites, strengthening federal web policy, & improving citizens' experience with federal websites. We know there is a goldmine of good ideas from the community, so we hope--and expect-- that you'll actively participate in the discussion and share your expertise and knowledge. We want to hear what's working well, what can be improved, innovative ways to rethink the federal web, and specific examples you have from your industry or organization. You can also follow comments about the dialogue on Twitter under the hashtag #dotgov. Many thanks for helping promote this. We hope you can chime in to submit, vote, and comment on ideas: http://web-reform-dialogue.ideascale.com/ -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://emissives.com/mailman/private/acbny-l_emissives.com/attac hments/20110 921/6e13d68d/attachment.html _______________________________________________ Acbny-l mailing list Acbny-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx http://emissives.com/mailman/listinfo/acbny-l_emissives.com VICUG-L is the Visually Impaired Computer User Group List. Archived on the World Wide Web at http://listserv.icors.org/archives/vicug-l.html Signoff: vicug-l-unsubscribe-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSubscribe: vicug-l-subscribe-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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