[nfb-talk] Technology accessibility, recent healthcare.gov rollout
woutman at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 23 22:49:06 UTC 2013
Well, I don't know if it has blindness specific issues.
I was using this example to illustrate that the public might not be fully
aware of our issues, but may now if educated have a clearer window on how
the issues we face can be just as frustrating. Now might be an opportune
time for more awareness while the public's mind is focused.
From: nfb-talk [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Todor Fassl
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:03 PM
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Cc: Bill Outman
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Technology accessibility, recent healthcare.gov
Have you some reason to believe the healthcare sight has accessibility
issues? As far as I know, the only problem is that it's slow. It's not
On 10/23/13 15:44, Bill Outman wrote:
> Good day.
> We all have our opinions on the new health care law which I will not
> debate here.
> Given the difficulty some of the general public has had in accessing
> the poorly designed healthcare.gov web site since it went live, there
> may now be a greater appreciation for the problems we can experience
> in Internet and other technology access, even with our adaptive tools such
> My most recent experience with this, ironically enough, was attempting
> to access a 60 Minutes story about investigations of disability
> benefits claims. I was able to google the location of the story but
> could not make the video play because the buttons were not labeled
> correctly or have easy activation.
> It would be helpful if those who rightly criticize the problematic
> design of healthcare.gov would expend some energy addressing our
> accessibility issues as well.
> William H. "Bill" Outman
> Secretary, Greater Daytona Beach Chapter
> National Federation of the Blind of Florida
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