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21st Century IDEA

The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA ) aims to improve the digital experience for government customers and reinforces existing requirements for federal public websites. Specifically, the Act requires all executive branch agencies to:

All new, public-facing websites and digital services must meet eight specific requirements.

  1. Accessible - be accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508
  2. Consistent - have a consistent appearance
  3. Authoritative - not overlap with or duplicate existing websites
  4. Searchable - contain a search function
  5. Secure - be provided through a secure connection
  6. User-centered - be designed around user needs with data-driven analysis
  7. Customizable - provide an option for a more customized digital experience
  8. Mobile-friendly - be functional and usable on mobile devices

To learn more about this law, check out.