The 508 Follies, Take Two: I got e-mail yesterday morning from a U.S. government Web developer who was reacting to Tuesday’s semi-rant. In addition to expressing embarrassment over the state of the Section 508 Web site, he pointed me toward an article on Government Computer News—a site I hadn’t known even existed, but plan to visit from now on—titled “Section 508 site takes own advice.” (That constitutes 100% of your recommended daily allowance of irony, by the way.) As my correspondent said about the article: “Apparently they recently redesigned their site and the old one was actually worse.”
For some reason I’m put in mind of the song “Don’t Worry About the Government”:
Some civil servants are
Just like my loved ones
They work so hard and they
Try to be strong
For those of you in the civil services who are still working hard and trying to be strong, which I suspect is a lot harder these days, a tip of my hat and most heartfelt thanks to you.