It’s not a secret that composition solutions have a level of complexity when it comes to creating and editing communication templates. Despite efforts to create WYSIWYG interfaces that resemble or even plug into Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign, the complex business rules that drive the content and testing required to ensure integrity of the communications can be a barrier when it comes to making what seems to be minor changes.
Companies sometimes create inefficient document production workflows out of necessity. From a hodgepodge of manual and automated steps, comes a new job or application that somehow becomes the permanent procedure. It is not unusual to see the same jobs, running under the original ad hoc workflows, still processing several years later.
On January 18th, 2018, the ICT Refresh came into full effect for anyone doing business with or receiving funding from the US Federal Government. The refresh covers and addresses changes to Information and Communications Technologies such as electronic documents, web sites that include mobile content as well as accessible interfaces. This was a long awaited refresh that covers both Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.