Help me improve mobile access to the state legislature website.
January 16, 2010 9:58 AM Subscribe
posted by jlowen to computers & internet (12 answers total)
I spend a lot of time monitoring the Kansas Legislature and complaining about the inaccessibility of their website on mobile devices. I'm amazed that the norm is to kill off a small forest to print each days important reference documents that could more easily be used electronically.
I've built a simple little iphone webpage
to help to help myself and a couple friends gain quick access to the happenings and important daily documents of the Kansas legislative session. 90% of it was dead simple because the Kansas Legislature website uses redirect links like "http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-calendars/curHouseCalendar.do" which will always take you to the most recent house calendar. However there are 3 more daily important documents that do not use this convention and instead link directly to a dated PDF whose name is based on the date: "http://www.kslegislature.org/agstat/2010/hs0119.pdf" is the House Status document for Jan 19. (Specifically I am referring to the House status & agenda documents and the Senate combined status/agenda doc all found here