Ty Littlefield, a software developer who uses a screen reader, said that he couldn’t identify the search button on the coronavirus website for his state, Massachusetts.
Although the state coronavirus websites were better than most websites, they have a special burden to be accessible, said Jared Smith, associate director at WebAIM.
Alaska’s state health agency did not respond to a request for comment.
Iowa updated one of its coronavirus websites after an email from The Markup, cutting the number of errors detectable by WAVE in half.
Hawaii worked with a third-party vendor, said Janice Okubo, communications director for the state department of health.

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