FEMA Site Only Welcomes IE6 Users
It’s one thing for the Copyright Office to plan to make its next web site initially functional with IE only. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency deals with disasters that affect many disparate people, including Linux and Mac computer users as well as those who normally use Firefox or other browsers.
The FEMA web site for individual assistance works fine with Internet Explorer version 6. Firefox gets shutout immediately with a message from FEMA:
Other published reports claim the Opera browser won’t work, but that doesn’t seem to be true. Opera can identify itself as IE or Opera to sites it visits based on the user’s preference. Both options retrieved the FEMA registration page without a problem.
Users who cannot access the Individual Assistance registration page can use the telephone option:
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