More people seem to be learning about web accessibility as of late. Whatever the motivation, be it written or unwritten legal requirements, expanding markets and/or profits, or human empathy; making websites more accessible to people with disabilities is ultimately the right thing to do. When it comes to accessibility, prospects and clients alike ask about 508 compliance. But does Section 508 go far enough? Or should we be doing more?
Obvious to anyone even tangentially involved in website development projects, whether new builds, rebuilds, or continuous improvement, there are always constraints. The features and functionality are always limited by knowledge, money and time for all but the most basic of projects. This is why developing an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is highly recommended, or at least a solution worth considering.
We are headed north to Bethesda, MD this week for Drupal GovCon, one of the nation’s premier Drupal events. Formerly Drupal Gov Days and Capital Camp, the rechristened conference is again hosted by the National Institutes of Health, this year July 22–24.
Members of the DesignHammer team will speak in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Camp and Gov Days conference, which aims to engage government IT professionals in open source technologies and strategy.