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Re: FEMA site fails ADA 508 compliance

Unless you consider using a Mac or running Linux to be a disability covered 
under the Americans with Disabilities Act, I don't think Section 508 
accessability requirements apply...It only applies if someone running Firefox 
and a Braille reader can't access the site when someone with Firefox w/o a 
Braille reader can...equal inaccessability is allowed under Section 508.

On Thursday 08 September 2005 11:15, Mike808 wrote:
> FEMA Online Claims Site: http://www.fema.gov/register.shtm
> WARNING: This site is NOT ADA Section 508 accessibility compliant, and will
> ONLY work with Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6. Firefox, Opera,
> Macintosh and Linux users are SOL.
> See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9231271/
> See
> http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=170701321
> Please file a complaint on your own or on behalf of all those unable to
> afford or are unwilling to be forced to use defective, proprietary,
> non-standard, sub-standard commercial software. Please point out the
> federally mandated accessibility requirements, as noted on the nice helpful
> link [http://www.fema.gov/help/508.shtm] on every page, saying that FEMA is
> committed to accessibility.
> There is even a email address, to allow people who think that accessibility
> to this site is sub-optimal, to contact them. If you or anyone you know
> anyone who feels this way, or is unable to access FEMA resources in their
> time of need, they should send an email to:
> FEMAOPA@dhs.gov
> and I'm sure they will be pleased to sort it out. Your tax dollars at work.
> Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
> Mike/
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