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The Problem

The presidential mandate New Freedom Initiative was created by President George Bush in 2001, was a "nationwide effort to remove barriers to community living for people of all ages with disabilities and long term illness."

Cascades' Contribution
  • Created a centralized portal for federal, state, and local disability-related information for the public .
  • Cascades' IT Governance team provided comprehensive support to ODEP.

  • Drawing on Cascades' in depth knowledge of 508/Accessibility regulations, delivered a 508/Accessibility compliant website.

  • Ensured security of the web portal through secure design and implementation methodologies.

The Result

Due to Cascades' efforts in guiding and assisting with building, DOL/ODEP earned recognition for an "exemplary e-Gov initiative",  (OMB, FY2006 Report to Congress).

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