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Re: media: government computer news: "beyond Section 508:

From: <Demonpenta2@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 19:51:55 EDT
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In a message dated 4/29/02 11:31:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
poehlman1@comcast.net writes:


> I was especially interested in the strategy the army used to save time
> and money.

       Note however that while the verification process may be quicker, 
that's a side issue to the real thing: Websites for the Army (and DOD as a 
whole) are Not Very Accessible, normally. 508 is going, but very, very slowly 
in DOD. They have the regulations, but when the entire organizational culture 
looks down on issues regarding the disabled (and quite often the very thought 
of doing ANYTHING for the disabled), progress comes slowly. (If you want an 
example of how DOD websites don't play well with the other kids, see 
Defenselink, the site the military uses to hook up with the public. 
Internally-focused websites are even worse.)
Received on Monday, 29 April 2002 19:52:29 GMT

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