New Grant to Improve Access to Online Law Help

Legal Services Law Line of Vermont has received a two-year Technology Initiative Grant from the Legal Services Corporation to make the Vermont Law Help website more accessible. The grant’s main focus is to improve access for people who have disabilities and for people who use phones to access the website.

The project includes local website user testing and work with website accessibility experts. In conjunction with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, which is a partner on the accessibility project, Law Line will also create a website accessibility manual. The manual will be shared with the national legal aid community.

LSC Technology Initiative Grants seek to improve legal services delivery to the low-income population. They aim to increase access by low-income persons to high-quality legal services, to the judicial system and to legal information.