Do you are understand that web accessibility is really not hard?
I mean, the web and computers are inherently 'visual' mediums.
Incorrect. The web is an information medium. As far as the computer goes, the display and keyboard are really kind of arbitrary, the compelling action takes place between those two!
I mean, I feel for the handicapped, and appreciate making things as accessible as possible, but, isn't it going a bit far on things that just are naturally aimed for normal people?
So, do you think it is a good practice for the Federal government to build (or pay for) things that create obstacles to citizens with disabilities? Or for the Feds to build/pay for applications that provide an obstacle to their current (and future) employees with disabilities?
I'm thinking geez... what a crock. NONE of the people needing training were handicapped... yet the rules still applied...
Some random observations:
- Accomdations are still easier to provide in-person than remotely.
- Odds are that with remote training, there would have been more participants, and likely some with disabilites.
- The remote conferencing systems are way behind the ball on 508, and will never get their act together if they are not pressured by potential Federal customers to do so.