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Re: inaccessible tables used in QA weblog (accessified table for ARIA analysis)

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 13:55:26 +0100
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, w3c-wai-pf@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b7idnlsu9.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Gregory J. Rosmaita writes:

> in order to use the table located at:
> http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/05/syntax_for_aria_costbenefit_an.html#table
>
> it was first necessary for me to add:
> [a lot]
>
> i have attached the "accessified" table to this post. (note: it
> validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict according to the W3C validator)

Thank you!

> this isn't just nit-picking; it is an important consideration -- if we 
> are to have others do as the W3C says, then it is IMPERATIVE that W3C 
> resources be as WCAG-compliant as possible...  there are no ifs, ands,
> or buts about it -- all W3C resources should apply WCAG techniques to
> ensure the maximum usability and accessibility of W3C materials

My apologies, you are right -- I had some hesitations about using
tables, and obviously should have been more attentive to this issue.

I'll try to edit your version into the blog entry in the next day or
two.

ht
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