[tabi] Fwd: Inaccessible and non-compliant state of Florida government websites

  • From: Jamie M smith <smithj7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 21:31:41 -0400 (EDT)

I got this from a friend who cares about equal access.  Please get the word out 
about lack of access for people who are blind and deaf.  Only the sighted and 
hearing can use some new sites being provided by the Department of Health.  The 
management does not care.  We have a law but no one to ensure accessiblity so 
state agencies are starting to ignore the law totally.

Message starts here:

State agencies are required by Florida Statute [F.S. 282.601 - 282.606] to 
provide web based electronic information in an accessible format for any web 
content developed or purchased after June 1, 2006. 
But instead The Florida Department of Health spends thousands building 
inaccessible flash based websites without the slightest thought about equal 
access for users of assistive technology. If these sites were truly built for 
the public then they would be available to all citizens of Florida...
http://stopthespread.com/  --  http://faceitflorida.com/  --  
http://teentruth.org/  --  http://www.wemakethechange.com/
Please let the Governor, the Secretary of Health, and the Attorney General know 
how you feel about The Florida Department of Health ignoring you and ignoring 
the law. Email them and demand that Florida Statutes be obeyed and 
accessibility be provided for EVERY website! Make a difference by speaking out!
Contact everyone on this list. Equal access is your legal right and state 
agencies are required by law to be accessible!!! Feel free to threaten an ADA 
lawsuit! Voice your frustration and leave no question about how you feel!
Governor - Charlie.Crist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Lt. Governor - Jeff.Kottkamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Citizen Services Hotline: (850)488-4441
Executive Office of the Governor Switchboard: (850) 488-7146
[Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time]
Fax: (850)487-0801
Secretary of Health - Dr. Ana M. Viamonte Ros 
Email:  health@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone:  (850) 245-4444

Attorney General - Bill McCollum

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