The article “Hi-tech threat to public servants” on stuff.co.nz discusses how the New Zealand Government is planning on moving more of its services online and do away with employees more and more. The article mentions how such a move would impact elderly Kiwis and families on low-income, but does not mention at all how it would impact people with disabilities.
I wonder if companies and government departments’ requirement to go for the lowest bid aren’t a setup for failure when it comes to website accessibility?
I was told yesterday that the State of Illinois has cut funding for an important programme for people with disabilities. This programme is known as the "PA Program", or "Home Services Program". This news devastated me, and angered me. My colleagues and I worked so hard to make that programme work.