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  • In fact, from my limited experience, Windows and IE have the best "Accessibility Options" I've seen.

    There might be some contracting law that requires that government IT systems adhere to "standards" whereever possible so as to level the playing field for competition, I dunno.

    • I am not talking about leveling the playing field, just recognizing that not everyone wants to use Microsoft. I have to use Internet Explorer to do various things on certain government websites. I am not worried about anti-competitive stuff, but rather that the government is not supposed to target such information towards a particular software program.

      The ADA angle comes in because Ineternet Explorer only runs on certain platforms. You should not be forced to buy those platforms because you have a disability.

        • I am not talking about leveling the playing field, just recognizing that not everyone wants to use Microsoft.

        When you said:

        Besides a possible violation of the ADA, what other equal access policies does this violate?

        I thought that an "equal access policy" might include a fairness in contracting rule. It does seem that Gov. sites favor PDF over .DOC or other MS Office formats for downloadable documents that are intended for the public. Perhaps there is a rule somewhere that encourages this, but I don't