How can we improve the new FCC.gov?

The site is not accessible to the blind.

The site is apparently using new code. It is nearly impossible to use. I am a Radio broadcast engineer an I rely on the site. I am also legally blind. In it's new form, I will not be able to get around it. It makes no sense to a person listening to it with a screen reader. It is repeating "type in text" for every letter I am typing right now, due to what? It does not happen on any other site. There are no HTML Headings now on the old page, where did they go? Menus on the new page are not read by the screen reader. It is one more website that fails to consider blind users. The Federal sites, above all other sites should be not only accessible but usable too. this version will affect my ability to work in broadcast. Web development is being pushed with new tricks, instead of standard HTML code. W3C has worked hard to develop accessible standards and it is rare that any of these guidelines are used. Now to find a Federal site that does not make any sense and is impossible to use is un-acceptable. I know clean well formed HTML is a pleasure to use for blind users and this site, like may commercial sites is painful and ultimately too difficult to use. But buying a tie online is not the same as accessing public information. I think the page as it is now should be scrapped entirely. Update the old page with better looks, if you must, but leave it alone, otherwise. And lose the Facebook and Google links. crass commercialism does not belong on public sites.

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