Build once, use many times: HHS is working together, sharing resources, and delivering better services at a lower cost. We are identifying common tools and best practices to manage our web-based outreach, address security challenges, and establish an effective Web governance structure.
HHS is deeply committed to making all of our information accessible to people with disabilities. In addition to being required by law (commonly referred to as Section 508), this is central to the HHS mission.
We use an enterprise-wide tool to crawl every page of every website at least once a month. This tool checks for barriers to access. We report our findings to content owners every month and they can drill down to individual webpages to learn where there are accessibility problems.
We have created training programs and guidance documents to help writers and developers create accessible content, websites, and applications. In the spirit of “build once, use many times,” we make these materials available on the Web so others in both government and the private sector can leverage our work.