Accessibility

Federal IT accessibility regulations getting a refresh

For the second time in two years, the U.S. Access Board has released a draft update to regulations that cover accessibility for computer hardware and software, websites, cell phones and other IT-related tools.

White House lists new transparency goals

The Obama administration has a national plan for transparency as part of the new Open Government Partnership with 43 other countries.

Application for iPhone keeps tabs on stimulus spending

New mobile application keeps tabs on economic stimulus law projects reinvestment projects.

OPM has pilot program for online platform for job applicants

The new Assess online platform may eliminate the old "knowledge, skills, abilities" method of sizing up candidates.

Krumbholz writes Networx blog

GSA's Karl Krumbholz joins the ranks of federal bloggers with a blog dedicated to news about network services.

Transparency can't shine without context

The Obama administration, Congress and watchdog groups want more transparency, but transparency can still leave much of the public blind.

NARA names 3 to new leadership positions

David Ferriero, archivist of the United States, named three top deputies to a new leadership team.

7 social media resolutions to keep in the new year

Want to make the most of social networking without getting overwhelmed by the volume of data or compromising security? Here are resolutions worth keeping.

FCC wants help with accessible technologies site

The Federal Communications Commission wants volunteers to help create an online clearinghouse for accessible technologies.

FedScoop, health IT conferences commence

A pair of conferences in Washington get under way and feature government executives speaking about innovation and other IT-related issues.

National Library of Medicine opens application portal

The National Library of Medicine introduced a new website to help developers and the public create mashups.

California, Boston win awards for best government websites

Portals run by the state of California and the city of Boston were tops among municipal Web sites in a recent "Best of the Web" competition.

Dozens of federal agencies check in at Foursquare

The Foursquare geographic social media site is chock-full tips for visitors to federal buildings.

Justice Department to survey agencies on accessibility compliance

Federal agencies should get ready for their first accessibility compliance evaluation since 2004, according to a new White House memo.

Watchdog group charts open government winners and losers

Five federal agencies have made dramatic improvements in their Open Government plans since April, according to a new independent audit released today.

Open-gov reviews devalue social media

For government agencies, the Defense Department has attracted above-average participation to its social media presence. But that doesn't impress the White House's open-government leaders.