CPW, OIT partner to expand Aira access to state parks

The Aira Explorer mobile app provides access to visual interpreters when navigating state-operated locations and digital services, including state parks.

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Downloaded by more than 1.4 million Coloradans, myColorado provides secure and convenient access to state services anytime, anywhere!

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Broadband Stories

Explore this mini-documentary about the opportunities that arise with access to reliable internet.

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 Modernizing digital services to create a Colorado for All

Coloradans expect modern, innovative, responsive and fully digital state services. Our Digital Government Strategic Plan is the blueprint to get there.

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Significant barriers to providing high-speed internet to all Coloradans are removed with new laws signed by Governor Polis

More Colorado homes, businesses and schools will have high-speed internet thanks to multiple broadband bills signed by Governor Polis.

“These broadband laws represent significant progress for expanding broadband in Colorado,” stated Brandy Reitter, Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office. “They empower the state to utilize broadband funding to drive connectivity and progress and we appreciate the work of the sponsors and the Governor signing these bills into law.”

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Governor Polis signs a bill with OIT and Colorado Broadband Office staff behind him

State of Colorado wins three StateScoop national technology awards

Winners of the 2024 StateScoop 50 Awards have been announced, and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) was honored in three categories. Brandy Reitter, Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office, won GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year for her leadership in expanding broadband accessibility statewide and Josh Coultas, IT Director, won State Leadership of the Year for his work in streamlining processes. Additionally, OIT received the State Innovation of the Year award for its Broadband One-Stop Shop Grant Portal, which provides an efficient and user-friendly experience for broadband grant applicants and awardees.

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StateScoop 50 Awards Winners

Heather Weir named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers

Government Technology recently named its Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2024. Heather Weir, Senior Director of Strategy, Performance & Administration for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), was named an honoree alongside other leading innovators, collaborators and transformers working to ensure government serves all its residents.

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How to avoid color dependency

Many of us may not think of ourselves as designers, but we do just that when we create everyday work products like documents, presentations, emails and web pages. An essential component of achieving accessible digital design is to avoid color dependency.

Color dependency is using a specific color alone to convey information, indicate an activity, prompt a response or distinguish a visual element. Examples include solely using red text to communicate a content error or changing the hue of a button when it receives focus with no other indication. The good news is that most color dependency issues are easily fixed by providing another indicator so users who cannot see color (or distinguish one color from another) can still perceive the information. In the image to the right, the "Status" column provides a second indicator beyond the yellow and red fills.

table showing an example where color dependency is avoided by also included a status column of missing, late or complete

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