A compelling reason to make your Intranet accessible to people with disabilities is because it’s the law. Section 508 of the United States’ Rehabilitation Act of 1972 requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology (EIT) be accessible to people with disabilities (vision, hearing, mobility) if the EIT is procured on or after June 21, 2001. It establishes penalties for Federal departments and agencies that fail to make their EIT accessible. EIT includes the following:
Software applications and operating systems
* Web-based information or applications
* Telecommunications functions
* Video or multi-media products
* Self-contained, closed products such as information kiosks and transaction machines
In what has to be one of the most closely guarded secrets in TV history, the "couch gag" opening of tonight's episode of The Simpsons was storyboarded and directed by none other than Banksy.
Approaches content management with the underlying goals of simplicity and openness, so you can build anything.
Flexible: Gives designers and developers complete control over data structures, URL schemas, and every bit of markup.
Powerful: Puts the Web's most exciting APIs at your fingertips with an easy-to-use, XML-centric data engine.
CityCamp London aimed to bring together people from various sectors, have an impact on government transparency and local governance using the web, encourage open data, and inspire projects that will outlive the three days- all with a particular focus on London. The variety of content, style, venue, and people enabled the event to go a long way to achieving these objectives, and ensured that it was the most interesting and thought-provoking conference that I’ve been to (how much do people actually learn/ gain from normal conferences where they just listen to presentations…?).
The event was attended by a variety of people, including representatives from small companies/ groups like Learning Pool, LinkedGov, and Crisis Camp; big companies such as IBM, Accenture, Microsoft and Google; and local (certainly London-based) government. It was striking, however, that there was a lack of central government people in attendance.