NPR unveils Web site for seniors
- By L. Scott Tillett, L. Scott Tillett
- Feb 22, 1999
The Clinton administration today unveiled a new World Wide Web site that senior citizens will be able to use to conduct business online with the federal governmentThe site, www.seniors.gov, falls under the umbrella of the Access America program led by Vice President Al Gore and the National Partnership for Reinventing Government. The administration recently announced it also would create a Web site for students to let them apply for loans and other educational services online.
The new Web site for seniors is hosted by the Social Security Administration but provides seniors with a one-stop site they can use to find information about national parks, passport applications or health and nutrition news.
Morley Winograd, director of NPR, said the site also will let seniors ask the SSA to mail them benefits statements or other information they will need to file taxes or to apply for housing programs.
Such a site, incorporating information and services from other agencies, is important because citizens "don't distinguish between government agencies," said Winograd, who unveiled the site at the Virtual Government conference being held this week in Washington, D.C., by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.