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Anne Wright
09-12-2005, 04:47 PM
Just found this - thought this was against federal policy:
FEMA's IE-Only Form: Just What Katrina Victims Don't Need (http://www.publish.com/article2/0,1895,1857335,00.asp)
By Jim Rapoza (jim_rapoza@ziffdavis.com)
September 9, 2005

Opinion: By not writing to standards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has created an unnecessary hurdle for many hurricane victims seeking aid who have already endured too much.
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At the time I am writing this column, about two weeks after the hurricane hit, the FEMA form at www.fema.gov/register.shtm (http://www.fema.gov/register.shtm) requires IE 6.0 or better to work. This means that a family that is sitting at a Linux-based kiosk that was donated to help people get online, contact loved ones and access needed online services is on its own when it comes to getting help from FEMA.
Anne

annc
09-12-2005, 05:54 PM
...about two weeks after the hurricane hit, the FEMA form at www.fema.gov/register.shtm (http://www.fema.gov/register.shtm) requires IE 6.0 or better to work. This means that a family that is sitting at a Linux-based kiosk that was donated to help people get online, contact loved ones and access needed online services is on its own when it comes to getting help from FEMA.
We've been discussing that here (http://www.desktoppublishingforum.com/bb/showthread.php?t=1195) for the past few days. ;-)

Anne Wright
09-12-2005, 06:32 PM
Ann, I looked to see if this had been posted and did not see that thread! Sorry.
Anne

annc
09-12-2005, 06:41 PM
Ann, I looked to see if this had been posted and did not see that thread! Sorry.
AnneThat's OK. Your post has a link we didn't have. Would you like me to attach it to the other thread?