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Feds doing elementary e-gov

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 23:33:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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>    A survey of federal government Web sites revealed that most agencies
>    still offer little more than the most basic elements of electronic
>    government. More complex features, such as interactive forms and
>    e-commerce applications, remain relatively scarce.
>    The San Francisco State University survey showed that 87 percent of
>    federal Web sites still fail to meet accessibility standards despite
>    being required by law for the past 14 months.


>    * The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ([8]www.uspto.gov), which she
>    said "provides a vast amount of useful content and a comprehensive set
>    of aids to the user." The site offers several means of finding
>    information and offers help with key subjects such as how to apply for
>    a patent. It offers access to a number of searchable databases of
>    patents and trademarks. However, it flunks the accessibility test,
>    meaning it is not fully usable by people with disabilities such as
>    blindness.



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