Congresswoman Elaine Luria strikes a blow for veteran’s rights

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Though the Veterans Affairs websites are legally obligated to be accessible under Section 508, they may fall short of full accessibility. This deeply troubles Congresswoman Elaine Luria, so she put forth the VA Website Accessibility Act, which recently passed in the house. If made into law, this bill will require a study on websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine level of accessibility for users with disabilities. In her speech on the House floor she stated “Our service members put themselves in harm's way to protect American freedom. It is only right that Congress uphold our end of the promise by giving them the care that they earned.” The VA Website Accessibility Act is intended to ensure all veterans are able to digitally access the information they need to get this care.

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