[PLUG-TALK] There Oughta' Be A Law
13.finn at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 11:09:51 PST 2011
On 03/01/2011 01:02 PM, Russell Johnson wrote:
> 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.
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> Russell Johnson
> russ at dimstar.net
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I moved from PDX to St Paul MN last year. Found this spring that the
Minnesota State IRS website recently converted to SilverLight and
MoonLight does not work with it. No public agency site should require
proprietary software to be viewed.
Patrick "Finn" Robins
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Seuss
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