White House Web Page Accessibility
Whitehouse.gov includes several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are described below.
Images on the site contain 'alt tags,' which aid
users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading
the site. Likewise, a 'skip to' link provides these users with a method for bypassing the
header and going directly to the main content each time a page is accessed. Text
transcripts accompany audio clips of the President's speeches and remarks. In addition to
the features that make the graphics version of the site more accessible, a text-only
version provides added convenience for users.
Users can get information regarding the accessibility of Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF) files from the
Access Adobe website.
To improve the accessibility of whitehouse.gov, the White House has asked users with
disabilities to review the site and has also reviewed the site's accessibility with outside
web tools. The results of these reviews have been incorporated into the website.
The White House welcomes comments
on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities.
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