On July 29, FEMA will launch the redesigned fema.govwebsite. The redesign focused on improving the user experience with intuitive navigation options to help users find information more easily. It also features a geo-filtering option to quickly sort the most relevant updates for location.
Below are a few of the new elements designed to set a new bar for simplicity and consistency across government services:
· User focus. FEMA.gov menus now organize content by our key audiences and their information needs. Site visitors can better identify where to find the information they are looking for.
· Getting local. A new geo-filter search function allows people to enter a state or zip code and see active disaster declarations, alerts, press releases and other information specific to their location.
· Modern web design. The new FEMA.gov makes use of the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS), which helps the federal government design and build better online experiences for the American public. The launch of the new site is a first big step towards creating a unified, accessible and experience for our audiences across all of our digital platforms and media.
The redesign will bring the site in compliance with federally mandated requirements, to include those required by the 21st Century IDEA Act, Section 508 and Plain Language legislation to make FEMA’s resources accessible to everyone.
In the coming months, FEMA will work to update the mobile version of the website (m.fema.gov), expand content and incorporate feedback into the new site. Users are encouraged to provide comments and feedback to the FEMA Web Team.