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Federal officials are unveiling a new special education website months after problems with an existing site drew the attention of advocates and lawmakers. (Anne Meadows/Flickr)

 

Three months after a key government special education website crashed, federal officials are introducing a revamped online presence.

The U.S. Department of Education launched a new website Thursday morning dedicated to housing information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The updated resource, which is based on feedback from parents, educators, disability advocates and other stakeholders, offers a design that’s more consistent with the rest of the Education Department’s branding. The site features better search capabilities, enhanced accessibility and more content, the agency said.

“It is incumbent upon the government to provide accessible and accurate information to our citizens. That’s why one of my first actions as secretary was to direct the department to fix and revitalize its woefully outdated IDEA site so that parents, educators and service providers could readily access the resources they need,” said Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.