New board, officer to focus on making state web services more accessible

The Healey administration will create a new panel and a “chief IT accessibility officer” tasked with overseeing a government-wide transition toward better accessibility on the state’s websites and digital applications. On the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Maura Healey signed an executive order Wednesday standing up a Digital Accessibility and Equity Governance Board that will work to make various state platforms across secretariats more accessible for Bay Staters with disabilities.

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