Policies and Principles

Archive retired agency pages

There is a continuing need for access by scholars and other researchers to reports, policy documents, statistical data. In the past this material has been preserved in tangible formats

by Federal Depository Libraries. As government publishing has moved to the web the availability of this information for future generations becomes increasingly precarious.

Please preserve the materials.

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Policies and Principles

Make US data from US websites available for free to US citizens

As a public citizen I often find that information I would like to see is only available for free for people from colleges -- an Average Joe American like me has to pay real money -- and I mean I've paid $100+ to be allowed to see data that I've already paid for as a taxpayer -- and the same data can be seen for free by college students and professors. How is that fair? For example to private citizens NOAA only allows ...more »

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Accessibility

Accessibility at the browser level for those with disabilities

As the "war" over the best form of html continues it's clear there will be diverse forms of html employed for years to come. Developers are constantly working backwards, all from different perspectives to try to achieve accessibility for persons with disabilities. There are simply too many cooks in the kitchen. It seems to me that content accessbility is best addressed at the browser level because this is where specific ...more »

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