The City of Colorado Springs is working to make its online services more accessible to persons with disabilities and assistive technology and invites the public to comment on its Web Accessibility Transition Plan. The plan outlines the steps the City has taken to assess its technology and identify barriers to accessibility, as well as plans to remove those barriers and improve access for people with disabilities to the City’s online programs and services.
On July 1, 2021, Governor Polis signed HB21-1110 which requires Colorado public agencies to meet web accessibility guidelines by July 1, 2024. The City of Colorado Springs established its Online Accessibility Policy in March 2020, requiring that web content hosted on City public websites be evaluated, prioritized, and scheduled for remediation no later than June 30, 2022. The City has also established policies and processes for procuring accessible information technology and employee training for creating accessible content that can be read by assistive technologies such as screen readers and Braille devices.
“The City has already made a lot of progress in web accessibility, and we are excited to release the transition plan and continue our efforts to improve access for residents with disabilities,” said ADA Title II Manager Rob Hernandez.