On July 7, 2022, The Federal Register codified VA’s Principle-Based Ethics Framework for Access and Use of Veteran Data. This ruling conveys VA’s clear expectations on how VA staff, partners, stakeholders, and Veterans access, use, and share Veteran data.
We can’t avoid sending and receiving emails, but we can avoid making those emails inaccessible for those with visual or auditory impairments. Learn about how you can compose emails that ensure equal access for everyone, by incorporating accessible design features into your emails.
NCA transitions to fiber optic network cables, by upgrading T1 cables to Metro-Ethernet, to provide outstanding customer service, memorial benefits, and better serve Veterans and their loved ones at NCA’s cemeteries and offices.
A picture's worth a thousand words for those that can see it, for those relying on assistive technology, alt text is crucial to their understanding of the image and the meaning it is trying to convey. Learn more about how to add alternative text to your images to ensure your documents, presentations, and emails are accessible for all.
Today, many Veterans are already accustomed to a digital experience — whether that’s depositing a check from their phone, accessing their auto insurance card from an app, or chatting with a customer service rep via text — and they expect the same options from VA.
What’s in a document heading? A whole lot, it turns out – especially for those who rely on assistive technology. Learn more about how this design tool ensures equitable access to information for everyone.
For visually impaired individuals, improper color contrast can make a marked difference in understanding written material or completing tasks. Learn more about how you can use this design feature more effectively with these tips.
As part of a four-pronged infrastructure modernization effort, the Office of Information and Technology is teaming with the National Cemetery Administration to upgrade phone systems to provide better service to Veterans and their families.
Prioritizing accessibility in all content creation formats, such as websites, emails, and PowerPoint presentations, helps provide easily understood information to all Veterans and individuals in their support network.
Recognized for rapidly deploying digital solutions to meet surging technology demands during the pandemic, the Office of Information and Technology’s COVID-19 Scrum Team received the 2021 GITEC Emerging Technology Award.
February 17 is Global Information Governance Day, Café au Lait Day, and Random Act of Kindness Day. Learn about how IT Governance is driving VA’s digital transformation efforts to better serve Veterans.
Public sector and industry leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology were recognized for the fifth consecutive year for their commitment to technology and program services that improve Veteran care.
During Veterans Month 2021, we are highlighting opportunities for Veterans who have considered transitioning to a career in the federal government — including special authorities that allow VA to fast-track their hiring.
Accessibility is about more than a ramp in front of a building or a sign language interpreter at a concert. The Office of Information and Technology’s Reasonable Accommodation team reflects on National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s theme of “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” and shares insights on the importance of inclusion in the workplace.
In the second and final installment of Dewaine Beard’s interview series, the End User Operations Executive Director details ways that allies can make progress in the fight for equality, explores generational and geographical differences in understanding, and offers advice for creating an inclusive workplace.
Leading up to Memorial Day, the National Cemetery Administration is highlighting recent enhancements to the nation’s first virtual platform for paying tribute to deceased Veterans at VA national cemeteries.
Among the wide array of mobile applications and other digital on-demand tools that have emerged from Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology in recent years, VEText now stands apart.