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Local, state, and federal government websites often end in .gov. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “georgia.gov” or “ga.gov” at the end of the address. Before sharing sensitive or personal information, make sure you’re on an official state website.
Call 1-800-GEORGIA to verify that a website is an official website of the State of Georgia.
Relying on “Click here” for link text is bad for your users, accessibility, and SEO. So what should you do? Create descriptive links that tell all your users (and search engines) what they offer.
Read about DSGa's first-ever virtual GOVTalks conference, sponsored by our web analytics partner, Siteimprove.
In his keynote for GOVTalks Spring 2020, Chief Digital Officer Nikhil Deshpande gave attendees a detailed look at digital metrics strategies and the critical role they play in helping agencies measure, analyze, and report on the effectiveness of their digital properties. He also discussed the ways that GovHub, the state’s official content management system (CMS), and its performance measurement tool, Siteimprove, give agencies everything they need to monitor, evaluate, and improve their website’s performance.
At GOVTalks Spring 2020, DSGa’s Will Alford, Director of Content, and Rachel Hart, Solutions Analyst, took attendees deep into the Quality Assurance module of Siteimprove. We learned that Siteimprove’s Quality Assurance module encompasses User Experience (UX), Content Quality, Security, and Content Freshness.
At GOVTalks Spring 2020, DSGa’s Testing and Support Lead, Jasmyne Epps, gave attendees an in-depth look at Siteimprove’s Accessibility module. She explained how agencies can use Siteimprove to better understand web accessibility and to empower their organizations to develop content with accessibility standards and guidelines baked in.
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) contacted GTA’s Office of Digital Services (DSGa) with hopes of joining GovHub.
Through technology and design we can lessen the friction between Georgians and government services. This extends far beyond our previous focus of websites. To fulfill this mission, we've published Ask GeorgiaGov, an Alexa skill.
In April, our accessibility expert, Jasmyne, spoke at Middle Georgia State University's Web Tech Day. Couldn't make it? Find her key points here, and learn how to make your next website or app accessible from the start.
We’ve always prioritized accessibility. Here's a look through our milestones and a reminder why accessibility matters this Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Social media needs to be accessible, it's great for breaking news, and you need to be aware of policies and legal requirements. See what our social media expert learned from this year's Government Social Media Conference.