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The state of Iowa is among a growing list of public and private entities updating their web sites to ensure greater accessibility. Following in the footsteps of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University reported on in our last edition, Iowahas revamped its Web site to make it easier for residents with disabilities to access state government services. The new page, located at www.iowa.gov/state/main/disabilities.html, allows viewers to go directly to a list of disability services and state agencies that provide those services. A link to the page will appear on the homepage of the state Web site and on the individual Web pages of the governor and lieutenant governor. Lt. Governor Sally Pederson also announced that the Iowa Department of Human Rights, in consultation with the state’s Information Technology Enterprise, will partner with individuals with disabilities to ensure all state agencies’ Web sites are accessible to the state’s diverse populations.