Usability.gov fails usability test…

This week a friend of mine showed me that the US Department of Health and Human Services has a site called “Usability.gov”. If you visit the site (http://usability.gov/accessibility/), you will notice the irony of an article called “best place for nav bars” on the *right* nav bar! Don’t worry, it gets better. You will then notice the word “accessibility” is actually an image making it completely not-accessible. Want more? Go to the main page and try to figure out what text is a link and what is not – no cheating, you have to tell me without just clicking on everything to see where you get lucky. I sure hope these aren’t the same people who manage emergency preparedness and food and drug regulations… oh wait, they are.