Disabilities information Web site gets Web 2.0 upgrade

Labor Department adds social media tools

Labor Department officials added social media tools to a new version of the DisabilityInfo.gov Web site, which it relaunched today under the new name Disability.gov, according to agency officials.

The Web site provides information about programs and services for people with disabilities, their families, veterans, employers, educators and caregivers, according to the Labor Department.

The social media features added to the Web site are designed to encourage interaction and feedback from visitors to the Web site, according to the Labor Department. Personalized news and online discussions are also available on the Web site. They include Twitter, a blog, social networking related to job searches and Really Simply Syndication feeds.

The department renamed and redesigned the site in conjunction with the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new Web site integrates content from 22 federal agencies.

The site is organized into 10 subject areas: benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation. Each category includes information on federal and state government programs and services, news and events, grants and funding opportunities, and more, according to the Labor Department.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.