The Albuquerque Police Department has implemented three new tools to help enable police to use a more informed response to calls for service. The tech could be especially impactful for community members with disabilities.
Responding to pressure from disability advocates, the company’s digital study guides and on-demand tutoring services will soon have closed captioning, interpreting services, transcripts and other accommodations.
Advocacy groups such as CurbCutOS and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund say the digital revolution in education is leaving some students with disabilities behind, and progress will require assessments.
Experts argue that agencies having staff dedicated to equity and inclusion play an important role for government work, from strategic planning, to operations, to the rise of digital government services.
The Maryland Department of Information Technology has hired four executives for new tech roles, including its first-ever chief technology officer. The state has also hired a new chief information security officer.
A recent report from the risk management company AAAtraq found that 97 percent of U.S. college and university websites do not fully comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Today, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey signed an executive order to establish a chief IT accessibility officer role to improve the accessibility of the state’s digital services for people with disabilities.
Plus, organizations urge Congress to support legislation for rural communities; a report explores redundancies in federal broadband programs; and much more.
The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance announced its third annual C² Challenge, a call to urban tech companies and universities to submit low-cost smart city solutions for the Denver metro region.
The state of Massachusetts has announced the launch of a new interactive, online map in an effort to help state agencies, localities and contractors identify certified diverse business partners.