Here come the web accessibility regs, cont’d

Amy Alkon discusses with readers the regulations for private online commerce and publishing expected soon from the federal government, drawing this comment signed Lamont Cranston:

This is no joke. If you work for Federal Money, which I do, everything published to the web must be Section 508 compliant.

It’s like a choke chain on a leash. Many, many tools and features useful to 99% of your users must remain unavailable because 1% of the people who come to your site might not be able to use them.

It’s one of the reasons ANY federal web site is so BORING in design.

More: Scott Greenfield, Simple Justice (“The Public Accommodation Formerly Known As SJ”)

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