Nov. 27 summit to tackle accessibility in gov social media

The Department of Transportation and the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy will host a #SocialGov Summit on November 27 to discuss accessibility issues with government social media.

“The federal government response to Hurricane Sandy demonstrates the power of social media to bring life-saving information to the public,” wrote General Services Administration Social Media Lead Justin Herman announcing the event. “But what about people with disabilities who can’t see a basic tweet or hear a standard video because of accessibility issues?”

The summit is the next in a series of events for the new objective-focused solver community, dedicated to identifying and developing solutions to shared needs among agencies. Participants are from mission areas across government, including healthcare, intelligence, defense, science and research.

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