ACLU-PA Position: Supports
HB 1479 (PN 1665) would amend Title 71 (State Government) to provide IT accessibility standards for state and local government websites.
Considering that online content is the primary way most people access government information, services, and their elected officials, HB 1479 would guarantee a more equitable and accessible experience for people with disabilities. Moreover, ensuring that digital content on state and local government websites is perceivable, operable, and understandable is crucial for protecting Pennsylvanians’ right to open and transparent government, a long-standing priority for the ACLU-PA.
Check the bill's status here.