NSF Engineering Division is Reorganization

Posted on June 14, 2006  Comments (1)

Read about the reorganization of NSF’s Engineering Division in their adobe acrobat (pdf) document (the only format in which they provide the document). How does an organization, in this day and age, post a scanned image online instead of posting a text readable document (for a present day document that obviously could just be printed to pdf format and retain text.

In addition to the obvious lameness of such a move when a federal government agency does it (like NSF) they violate the “section 508” regulations put in place to provide adequate access to government documents for those with disabilities.

Hopefully someone will get them to correct their failure soon. NSF does great things, but this failure to provide even the most basic web usability is an embarrassment.

Update – they did correct this, I don’t know when as it is months later when I am updating this but still I am glad they did.

One Response to “NSF Engineering Division is Reorganization”

  1. CuriousCat: NASA You Have a Problem
    October 4th, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    “Well no, there is no problem with my browser settings. And I am using the latest version of the most popular browser. 0 for 2 phb. What you mean to say is: I am so lame I hired someone who designed our web site so it fails to work properly without javascript enabled.”

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