Accessibility 


Open Office Hours

Check out what’s new with Accessibility. Join the Technology Accessibility Program (TAP) Open Office Hours every Thursday at 9 a.m. or email oit_accessibility@state.co.us to be added to the invite.  

At TAP, one of the most important jobs as accessibility consultants is to guide and advise on accessibility best practices, as it relates to training and assessing skills. The following skills will help your agency to begin creating and purchasing accessible technology. For questions about accessibility training, contact TAP at OIT_accessibility@state.co.us.

Accessibility Training Coming Soon

Ensuring that all Coloradans and state employees can take advantage of all the digital services and tools available to them is no small task but that is exactly what OIT’s Technology Accessibility Program (TAP) team is working towards. As TAP Senior Manager Karen Pellegrin explained in today’s All Hands Meeting, OIT employees will soon be assigned training to learn best practices that we can apply in our daily work - whether writing an email, creating presentations, publishing user guides or knowledge articles, hosting a meeting, etc. Role-based training will also be assigned to those developing or testing new digital products (i.e., website and UX designers, web content editors and managers, developers, and testers). 

In the meantime, you can start today to make your Google Docs accessible!

types of accessibility issues - cognitive, visual, auditory, motor, speech

NEW! Procurement Toolkit

The Accessibility Procurement Toolkit is designed to assist State of Colorado executive branch agencies, excluding the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Higher Education, in procuring accessible Information and Communications Technology (ICT) vendor products and development services.

This Toolkit includes a number of resources to help with the vetting process to ensure you are procuring the most accessible products possible. Note: Other state agencies and local government entities are more than welcome to use this toolkit as a guide for their own procurement efforts.
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Accessibility Newsletters

January 2024 December 2023 November 2023

Aira is Now Available for Blind and
Low-Vision Coloradans

Every Coloradan deserves equal access to essential state services. Which is why OIT partnered with Aira—an app that provides live, on-demand visual interpreting through human-to-human assistance—to offer a new service for blind and low-vision Coloradans. Users get free access for up to 30 minutes per session while navigating state locations and websites, reducing barriers to services and creating a more welcoming Colorado for all. Watch a video of Aira in action and hear from Lt. Gov. Primavera.