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Quote from: mule ears on January 25, 2018, 11:17:18 AMWonder what is going on?Partly the shutdown?
Just a wild guess, but I would not be surprised if they are going to stop updating the online daily report. I just spent several minutes looking through the NPS BIBE website and saw no mention of it. You'd think they'd have a link on the Weather or Current Conditions pages if they wanted people to see it.
Quote from: RichardM on February 01, 2018, 02:18:09 PMJust a wild guess, but I would not be surprised if they are going to stop updating the online daily report. I just spent several minutes looking through the NPS BIBE website and saw no mention of it. You'd think they'd have a link on the Weather or Current Conditions pages if they wanted people to see it. El Campo gone. Daily Reports gone. No more historical records of any kind?
And the Ranger Led Programs web page is missing, too.https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/interp-programs.htm
• The morning report needs to be 508-compliant in order to return to public distribution (NPS website/social media).
ApplicabilityThe Revised 508 Standards incorporate by reference the WCAG 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria, and apply the WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria and conformance requirements to both web and non-web electronic content.Chapter 2 of the Revised 508 Standards specifies which electronic content must be accessible (scoping). Apply the technical requirements based on content type. The scoping requirements for electronic content (Section E205) apply to non-web electronic documents regardless of format (e.g., Microsoft Office, Portable Document Format, and HTML Web pages). Other scoping provisions apply to non-web software (e.g., spreadsheet or video conferencing applications), and native mobile apps. There is no distinction between “web pages” and “non-web” content because the same accessibility needs exist for all electronic content. Determine 508 Standards and Exceptions - Learn how to apply the 508 Standards to your workThe Revised 508 Standards include specific requirements for authoring tools (see Section 504). Authoring tools include not only word processors, but any tools used to develop web pages or applications, as well as the Integrated Development Environments (IDE) used by developers for software development.If your agency has never used the harmonized test methods published by the Federal CIO Council Accessibility Community of Practice (ACOP), you may have to significantly revise your policies and procedures to implement and verify conformance to the Revised 508 Standards. The transition will be easier for agencies already using these or similarly comprehensive test methods which already incorporate WCAG 2.0 Level AA. The revised standards also now clarify which electronic documents must conform to the new technical requirements. Electronic documents must meet the W3C WCAG 2.0, Level A and AA guidelines (with four exceptions); see 36 CFR 1194 E205 electronic Content, and E205.4 Accessibility Standards For web content, see E205, E205.2 and E205.3 For hardware, see E206 and Chapter 5, 501 For software, see E207, E207.2 and E207.3 For authoring tools, see Chapter 5, 504 For functional performance criteria, see E204 and Chapter 3, 301 and 302Having trouble getting support for IT accessibility? Here are some ideas that may help: Build Support for Accessible ContentConformance RequirementsAs an author or developer, you should assess the extent to which your work conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. A page that fails to meet even one of the 38 applicable WCAG success criteria does not conform to the standards. A set of pages in a sequence, e.g., identifying, selecting, and paying for a ticket to a public event, does not conform if any of those steps fails to conform fully.In some situations, you can comply with the Revised 508 Standards by providing a conforming alternate version of content. However, you should be aware that Sections E101.2, E205 and E207 of the Revised 508 Standards impose significant constraints on this option. Understanding WCAG 2.0 Conformance - Guidance from the W3CReviewed/Updated: May 2018
255 Chapter 1: Application and AdministrationC101 GeneralC101.1 Purpose. These Revised 255 Guidelines, which consist of 255 Chapters 1 and 2 (Appendix B), along with Chapters 3 through 7 (Appendix C), contain scoping and technical requirements for the design, development, and fabrication of telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment, content, and support documentation and services, to ensure accessibility and usability by individuals with disabilities. These Revised 255 Guidelines are to be applied to the extent required by regulations issued by the Federal Communications Commission under Section 255 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. 255).C101.2 Equivalent Facilitation. The use of an alternative design or technology that results in substantially equivalent or greater accessibility and usability by individuals with disabilities than would be provided by conformance to one or more of the requirements in Chapters 4 and 5 of the Revised 255 Guidelines is permitted. The functional performance criteria in Chapter 3 shall be used to determine whether substantially equivalent or greater accessibility and usability is provided to individuals with disabilities.C101.3 Conventional Industry Tolerances. Dimensions are subject to conventional industry tolerances except where dimensions are stated as a range with specific minimum or maximum end points.C101.4 Units of Measurement. Measurements are stated in metric and U.S. customary units. The values stated in each system (metric and U.S. customary units) may not be exact equivalents, and each system shall be used independently of the other.C102 Referenced StandardsC102.1 Application. The specific editions of the standards listed in Chapter 7 are incorporated by reference into 255 Chapter 2 (Scoping Requirements) and Chapters 3 through 6 to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where conflicts occur between the Revised 255 Guidelines and the referenced standards, these Revised 255 Guidelines apply.C103 DefinitionsC103.1 Terms Defined in Referenced Standards. Terms defined in referenced standards and not defined in C103.4 shall have the meaning as defined in the referenced standards.C103.2 Undefined Terms. Any term not defined in C103.4 or in referenced standards shall be given its ordinarily accepted meaning in the sense that the context implies.C103.3 Interchangeability. Words, terms, and phrases used in the singular include the plural and those used in the plural include the singular.C103.4 Defined Terms. For the purpose of the Revised 255 Guidelines, the terms defined in C103.4 have the indicated meaning.Application. Software designed to perform, or to help the user perform, a specific task or tasks.Assistive Technology (AT). Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.Audio Description. Narration added to the soundtrack to describe important visual details that cannot be understood from the main soundtrack alone. Audio description is a means to inform individuals who are blind or who have low vision about visual content essential for comprehension. Audio description of video provides information about actions, characters, scene changes, on-screen text, and other visual content. Audio description supplements the regular audio track of a program. Audio description is usually added during existing pauses in dialogue. Audio description is also called “video description” and “descriptive narration.”...
I've recently run across this explanation, which seems to me to be crazy enough that it might well be true...Needless to say, the bureaucratese goes on... and on... and on...
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