The official web site of the White Home, WhiteHouse.gov, has been utterly changed with a brand new model for the Biden administration, and it comes with some surprising accessibility options: a excessive distinction mode, which serves as a darkish mode, and a toggle to make the font dimension bigger.
Each choices present up alongside the left rail as massive, easy-to-click or faucet buttons, and that’s the best way you’ll must toggle them. Even when your gadget has a system-wide darkish mode, the White Home web site gained’t swap over routinely. That’s as a result of it’s actually there to function an accessibility function, meant to assist anybody who would have bother studying or a brilliant white display screen with black textual content.
With darkish mode being highly regarded amongst heavy pc customers as properly, individuals on-line have been understandably excited to see the change.
The big textual content mode — no surprises — makes the textual content on the positioning considerably bigger, whereas nonetheless preserving the format, one thing that will not be true when utilizing a browser’s built-in zoom skill.
Appearing as a recruiting software for anybody who’s wanting into the positioning’s code, the HTML header additionally makes a callout to the US Digital Service. The group, led by a former Google engineer, is tasked with ensuring that US authorities web sites are nearly as good as any of the opposite ones we go to every day.
Whereas the earlier WhiteHouse.gov web site wasn’t a trainwreck by any means (at the very least technically talking), it’s good to see that the brand new administration is taking accessibility and digital competency critically from the beginning.