NJ101.5: NJ lawmaker wants easier online access for those with disabilities

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NJ101.5: NJ lawmaker wants easier online access for those with disabilities

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When attempting to access critical resources and information online during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, individuals in New Jersey with certain disabilities could struggle immensely navigating websites that other residents use routinely with no issues at all.

Noting that most government websites and those of elected officials do not have features in place that make the experience more friendly for users with disabilities, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, R-Morris, announced the launch of such an upgrade on her own website, during a Wednesday morning Zoom meeting with officials and advocates.

“People are unaware that visually impaired individuals need to adjust the contrast lighting or size of wording on the internet,” DeCroce told participants. “People are also unaware that individuals with physical difficulties, unable to use a touchpad or a mouse, are often left to click through every level of a website, sometimes 50 to 100 clicks, to receive information from one location.”

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