21st Century IDEA
The Act aims to improve the digital experience for government customers and reinforces existing requirements for federal public websites.
Resources on 21st Century IDEA
Introduction to design systems —If your organization needs to ensure compliance with a design standard or align to a brand, a design system can help you achieve those goals …
How to Test Websites for Accessibility —Use both manual and automated testing methods to create accessible websites.
USWDS Maturity Model —How to adopt the design system incrementally and design and build better digital experiences.
Best Practices for Writing for the Accessible Web —Tips for making online information accessible for those with auditory and visual needs.
The website standards —as defined in 21st Century IDEA
21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act —21st Century IDEA aims to improve the digital experience for government customers and reinforces existing requirements for federal public …
Federal Web Council —A cross-agency group that is working together to improve the delivery of U.S. government information and services online.
Tools and Services
U.S. Web Design System —A toolkit of principles, guidance, and code that helps agency digital teams build accessible, mobile-friendly government websites for the …
News and Events on 21st Century IDEA
Understanding design in 10 questions
Digital governance at GSA
To Build Trust, Aim for Easy
Sunrise to Sunset: Building a Customer-centric Digital Ecosystem
Taking a Design-led Approach to Digital Modernization
Measuring and Justifying the Government Experience
Measuring and Justifying the Government Experience—Private sector organizations use revenue as the primary measurement to justify improving experiences. Many government services don’t have revenue as a lever, so how can we justify work to improve experience? The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) leveraged a few metrics on their team that fall into three categories: laws and regulations, improving the experience for users, and saving time for employees. — via DOI Revenue Data
From Fellowship To Full-time: How a CFPB Software Engineer Helped Protect Consumers and Built a Career in Civic Tech
Search.gov 2021 Year In Review
Search.gov 2021 Year In Review—This report explores the top needs of 2021, expressed in the public’s own words. In addition to topics common every year, this year for the first time we explored the topic of infrastructure, and took a look at public searching behaviors. For each of the 18 topics, this report provides the top 25 searches in that topic, trend data since 2019, and the top websites serving the public in that area. — via Search.gov
Go-Live Checklist for Federal Websites
USWDS Monthly Call - June 2021
USWDS & Accessibility: Creating More Inclusive Federal Websites
Measure Performance to Make Continuous Improvements
How to Test Websites for Accessibility
How to Test Websites for Accessibility—Use both manual and automated testing methods to create accessible websites. — via Digital.gov