Since David did such a great job of reviewing the candidates’ Websites and in response Obama’s team actually fixed some things on their site, I thought I would review the brand new www.whitehouse.gov site that went live on the 20th.
You can read my comments on everything from use of images to multimedia here: www.patriciarees.com/whitehouse/
I’m going to send them my review, since the site asks for accessibility comments and help. Hopefully they can be as responsive as the campaign Website team was.
American Media Services Interactive has joined hands with FlyCast to provide 193 online music channels to listeners on mobile “smart” phones.Continue Reading AMSi, FlyCast to Enhance Accessibility of Cell Phones.
WIRED: YOU WOULDN’T necessarily think of cutting-edge web development as being strongly connected with making the world better for people with disabilities, but it turns out that many of the strongest online design advocates take that as their driving design principle writes Danny O’BrienContinue Reading An accessible web is common sense
It’s good business — and it’s the law — for companies to make their websites fully accessible to the visually impaired.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires â€œpublic accommodationsâ€
to be accessible to the disabled as well as the able-bodied. That’s why stores, government buildings and churches have elevators and ramps, not just stairs. But when the National Federation of the Blind urged retail giant Target Corp. three years ago to modify its website to aid the visually impaired, Target balked. The disabilities act applied to its brick-and-mortar stores, not its branch in cyberspace, Target’s lawyers argued.Continue Reading E-commerce for the blind
Follow Computerworld’s blog on the Target Lawsuit Settlement