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National Dialogue to Improve Federal Web Sites

From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 23:00:42 -0400
Message-ID: <CA++nJxqfbn3JJPwQLdgKbWVQPB=aZnycrp1ScRfKdzVO9dmjpw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
As part of President Obama's Campaign to Cut
Waste<http://www.whitehouse.gov/goodgovernment/actions/campaign-cut-waste>,
the federal government has launched an initiative to streamline and improve
agency websites.  From an accessibility standpoint, this is terrific news
and a welcome effort!  But from an Open Data persepctive, it's a great
opportunity as well.

Leaders of the gov Reform Task Force <http://www.usa.gov/WebReform.shtml>
have invited citizen Catalysts - including Annetta Cheek, Craig Newmark,
Steve Krug, Vanessa Fox, Lee Vann, Ed Mullen, Candi Harrison and others - to
"spur and deepen the discussion."  In other words, they want all of us to
encourage peers from specific communities of online practice to contribute
to open, honest dialogue.  Discussions will lead to improvements in the
usefulness of web sites and web based services of US Federal government
agencies.   The Task Force really wants to hear from citizens about what we
need and what we want from dot gov domains.  For two weeks, starting Monday,
September 19, at 2 p.m. ET and closing on Friday September 30th, the task
force will conduct The National Dialogue on Improving Federal
Websites<http://www.usa.gov/webreform/dialogue.shtml.>.
Catalyst participants listed above will lead a series of discussions on
various specific aspects of the redesign challenge.  Your voices are needed.


Best,

Sharron
Received on Monday, 19 September 2011 03:01:20 GMT

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