Questions and Answers about <em>USAspending.gov</em>Questions and Answers about <em>USAspending.gov</em>
My blog article on <em>USAspending.gov</em>'s design flaws has attracted record page views, boosted by coverage on Slashdot, Government Computer News, and other outlets. Posted comments reveal many misconceptions about the site. I'll distill the more interesting ones, with some of my own, into a series of questions. Noting that "government should be collaborative," I'll attempt answers myself...
September 8, 2009
My blog article on USAspending.gov's design flaws has attracted record page views according to IE editor Doug Henschen, boosted by coverage on Slashdot, Government Computer News, and other outlets. Posted comments reveal many misconceptions about the site. I'll distill the more interesting ones, with some of my own, into a series of questions. Noting that "[g]overnment should be collaborative," I'll attempt answers myself.Q1: Has the site been fixed? A1: The site's graphics programming error, incorrect use of the Google Chart API, has been corrected, but accessibility for persons with disabilities is more difficult to remediate and is still lacking. USAspending.gov continues to violate requirements of the 1998 Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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