Digital accessibility isn’t a foreign concept to state and local government – most entities have laws that require websites, electronic documents, and other digital communications be accessible to people with disabilities. However, these digital materials are constantly evolving, which means government entities often turn to a partner to help maintain this accessibility, and , many state and local agencies are seeking to upgrade from legacy IT systems to more secure and efficient cloud-based services. Never before has there been a government-verified secure cloud-based service that fulfills this accessibility need.
That changes now, with the announcement that AMP, the Accessibility Management Platform by Level Access, was officially granted FedRAMP Authorization.
FedRAMP uses the Federal budget and benefits your state or local agency
The experts at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) have been working on FedRAMP for nearly a decade. They have streamlined a rigorous process for evaluating cloud service providers to ensure they meet information security standards. There’s no need to spend your state or local agency’s budget to repeat the process; the reports are available for you to read on the FedRAMP Marketplace.
State and local agencies are using FedRAMP to quickly adopt quality cloud services
According to a survey of 300 state and local government IT and business decision makers fielded by Market Connections, Maximus, and Genesys (1):
- 93% have all, most, or some systems in the cloud
- 52% currently store citizen and mission data in the cloud
- 92% are aware of FedRAMP authorized cloud services
- 77% are using or planning to use a FedRAMP-authorized solution in the next 12 months
Why should accessibility testing software be FedRAMP authorized?
With citizen and mission data in the cloud, it is important that all services that touch that data be thoroughly vetted for security. This includes any SaaS that is scanning an agency’s website or electronic documents to ensure they are accessible to people with disabilities.
Ready to learn more?
AMP is the only digital accessibility platform authorized by FedRAMP. It joins a list of over 230 SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS products that have met the rigorous requirements of the program.
Whether you are just beginning your accessibility journey or need to mature your existing processes and software, AMP can help. Learn more about how AMP can help your State or Local Government entity meet your accessibility goals.