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RE: 508, Accessibility & Obstacles

From: Hoffman, Geoffrey <ghoffman@aztrib.com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 11:12:07 -0700
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William R Williams wrote:
> my job has
> been nothing short of a nightmare since June 2001, when the law took
> effect. 

I feel your pain. I've inherited a couple of large static HTML sites where
the project is done, approved, budget spent, and now has to have 508
compliance added retro after the fact. 

> is the URL below accessible?
> 
> http://wwwnotes.fs.fed.us:81/r5/regional/r5_rac_work.nsf

Not in the least. When I look at the above in Lynx, here is what I get:

FRAME: LeftNav
FRAME: Content

(that's it! both LeftNav and Content are completely blank!)
 
> http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/
> http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe/
> http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres/

I only spent a few moments - but these aren't too bad - I've seen worse. At
least there's a 'Skip Navigation' link. Looks like the minimum of effort has
been made to make these pages at least somewhat accessible.

Hang in there Bill - don't beat yourself up too bad. I would expect the Feds
to be last to follow their own rules anyway ;)

Geoff
Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2003 14:12:21 GMT

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