FEMA Aid Site Blocks Access To Firefox, Macs, Linux Users
everyone running Linux, Apple Macintosh computers, and Windows users running alternate browsers such as Firefox or Opera.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), already the subject of sharp criticism in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, may find itself
chastised further for restricting access to its online assistance site to Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer users.
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I have some experience with developing websites and web applications for federal agencies, and there is a law (forget section specifics) that
requires government agencies to create a high degree of accessibility in their online/interactive projects. As far as I can tell, this FEMA website is
in non-compliance with GSA requirements and ADA laws.
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