White House Web Page Accessibility
Whitehouse.gov includes several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are described below.
Images on the site contain 'alt tags,' which aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site. Likewise, a 'skip to' link provides these users with a method for bypassing the header and going directly to the main content each time a page is accessed. Text transcripts accompany audio clips of the President's speeches and remarks. In addition to the features that make the graphics version of the site more accessible, a text-only version provides added convenience for users.
Users can get information regarding the accessibility of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files from the Access Adobe website.
To improve the accessibility of whitehouse.gov, the White House has asked users with disabilities to review the site and has also reviewed the site's accessibility with outside web tools. The results of these reviews have been incorporated into the website. The White House welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities.
SWITCHBOARD: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461
TTY/TDD Phone Numbers (for the Hearing Impaired Only)
202-456-6213 Comment Line 202-395-0805 Equal Employment Opportunity Office 202-456-2121 Visitors Office