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The One Site in the World That Doesn’t Need To Be Accessible

My friend “Gary” told me the other day he was working on a site for a government agency. A few days before the launch his boss asked him “Do you know anything about Section 508 Compliance?”. Uh oh.

The site was built in Cold Fusion and had all these weird iframe-like sections that you can’t even tab into or out of in a browser window. Absolutely totally not accessible in the least.

But then he told me what the site was for. It was a site that is for registering for a motorcycle operators license. I burst out laughing.

I know I know, there are probably lots of reasons this site should be accessible anyway, but you gotta admit it’s kind funny. If you are getting applying for a motorcycle license, chances are you can see and you have normal functioning motor skills.