In the US, the dream is over for commercial firms: now most public websites must comply with web accessibility guidelines. How strange. Once upon a time we thought that WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 applied solely to government agencies...
This week is New Zealand's unofficial plain language week. On Thursday we'll celebrate the winners of the Writemark Plain English Awards, 2014. Top prize is for promoting clear communication throughout an entire organisation. That's not an easy job. Elsewhere, gobbledygook from government agencies continues to gush. The wells of snake oil never run dry.
Accessibility deadlines coming up soon! They apply to all Public Service departments and Non-Public Service departments in the NZ State Services.
DIA expects each department to assess the accessibility of all its websites and intranets by January 2015.
Whew! How are you doing? Are you on track?