Federal Government Website Accessibility --
Still a Long Way to Go
By Guest Blogger Dr. Jonathan Lazar, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences; Director, Undergraduate Program in Information Systems; Director, Universal Usability Laboratory, Towson University
Website accessibility is conceptually different from a lot of other types of compliance for people with disabilities, even other technology compliance. For example, if you design doorways or bathrooms to be accessible for people with disabilities, once they are designed, evaluated and meet the proper regulations, you rarely need to re-check them for compliance. The doorframes don’t change on a monthly basis. Once accessible, they are accessible until they are structurally altered (or regulations for accessibility are changed). For some types of technology, this scenario is also true...