Chuzhou government website helps special groups cross the “reading gap”

“Now the words on the computer screen can be enlarged. When tired of reading, you can also use the computer to listen to and read the news, which is much more convenient.” Mr. Li Bingkun, who was browsing the Chuzhou Municipal People’s Government website, said cheerfully.

It is understood that in order to focus on solving the difficulties encountered by special groups such as the elderly and the disabled when using intelligent technologies such as the Internet, and to promote the construction of an information society that fully takes into account the needs of special groups such as the elderly and the disabled, this year, the Chuzhou Municipal People’s Government Network Implement aging-friendly and barrier-free renovations. Recently, this work has passed the third-party evaluation and obtained the authorized logo of the authoritative organization. The person in charge of the website told reporters, “This renovation is based on the ‘web source code’, follows the WCAG2.0 technical specifications, and in accordance with the technical requirements of relevant national standards and regulations, and comprehensively uses new technologies such as intelligent parsing, speech synthesis, intelligent guidance for the blind, and big data. It has completely and completely renovated 561 columns of the Chuzhou Municipal People’s Government website, with a total of about 110,000 pages of content.”

Chuzhou Municipal People’s Government website (Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of the Chuzhou Municipal Party Committee issued by the Central Radio Network)

In recent years, Chuzhou City has taken the aging and barrier-free renovation of the government website as an important task to implement the party history learning and education “I do practical things for the masses”. While putting on a “big print coat”, it also takes into account the needs and characteristics of special groups such as the elderly and the disabled, providing them with noun annotations, graphic guides, large fonts, large icons, high-contrast color matching, extra-large mouse, Accessibility assistance services including large subtitles, voice screen reading, full keyboard operation and intelligent guidance for the blind. The aging-friendly service has covered all the pages and services of the Chuzhou Municipal People’s Government website. No matter what kind of browser you use to access it, whether you use a computer, smartphone or tablet, the transformed website truly realizes the “age-friendly” and “age-friendly” human-computer interaction. Barrier-free”, so that the elderly and the disabled can “undifferentiated” access to government information and enjoy government services.

“In addition to the Chuzhou Municipal People’s Government website, the government websites of various localities and departments are also accelerating the progress of upgrading and transformation, which is expected to be fully completed by the end of the year. In the next step, we will thoroughly study and implement the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, actively explore functional innovation, and further optimize The service experience ensures the long-term effectiveness and uninterrupted service of the anti-aging and barrier-free functions of the government website, and continues to enhance the sense of gain, happiness and satisfaction of special groups such as the elderly and the disabled.” said the person in charge of the Chuzhou Municipal People’s Government Network. (Yu Song Lu Pu)