[PLUG-TALK] There Oughta' Be A Law

Russell Johnson russ at dimstar.net
Tue Mar 1 11:02:32 PST 2011

I believe, the ADA and/or section 503 requires Public websites to be accessible. I'm not sure what the definition of 'accessible' is. 

On Mar 1, 2011, at 10:59 AM, Rich Shepard wrote:

>   There ought to be a law that requires government Web sites, at all levels
> of government, to be usable by _any_ friggin' Web browser, not just Internet
> Exploder. So far I've discovered that Multnomah County's Assessors Office
> maps (or is that via Metro?) are no longer firefox-accessible but require
> bending over to Microsoft by using their software. Same with the US
> Geological Survey's National Hydrographic Dataset.
>   If public tax money is used to develop and maintain these sites they
> should be available to all, and not just to those paying for proprietary
> OSes and browsers. Yes, sometimes Opera works, but such restrictions are
> just plain wrong.
> Rich
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Russell Johnson
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