What are the main points that you would strictly adhere to when designing a governmental website? I have been working on our agency's site for about 6 months now (off and on, im also a system administrator), and would like to get some feedback on the topic. I've got my share of designing and coding experience, but this job is like none that i've ever done before. I've surfed over and over hoping i would find another agency's website as inspiration, but I havent found any thus far. So...
What makes a good governmental website?
How do i not exclude anyone from getting our information (language versions, stylesheets, table layout)?
Can you point out any good governmental websites (preferably in the field of law) as an example?
How do i address speech and text-only browsers in an efficient way? I'll admit that I've never actually pblished a text version of any site I've worked on previously (shame on me!).
Are there any other hidden pitfalls i should be wary of?
Thanks for any help you might offer.