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Re: Use and abuse of @summary

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 14:58:32 -0600 (CST)
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@illinois.edu>, "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>, "Robert J Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090218145832.BPJ93819@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>
Another tool to explorer the iCITA Best Practice rules or to just explorer table makeup in general is the Firefox Accessibility Extension Beta Version:

http://firefox.cita.uiuc.edu/#beta

Direct link:
http://firefox.cita.uiuc.edu/downloads/accessext1.5.3.beta.xpi

If you use the "Style" -> "Tables" option you can explorer important accessibility information about tables including:

1. Dimensions
2. Summary content
3. Caption content
4. Best practices identification as a simplex, complex, data or navigation bar table.

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:34:55 -0600 (CST)
>From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu>  
>Subject: Re: Use and abuse of @summary  
>To: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>, "Robert J Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
>Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net>, "W3C WAI Protocols  Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
>
>Simon,
>
>Here is a list of tables we have been testing with:
>
>http://groups.google.com/group/faebeta/web/fae-test-pages
>
>The FAE testing results of the table tests:
>http://groups.google.com/group/faebeta/web/fae-table-rules-test-results
>
>Jon
>
>
>
>---- Original message ----
>>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:31:19 +0100
>>From: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>  
>>Subject: Re: Use and abuse of @summary  
>>To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@illinois.edu>, "Robert J Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
>>Cc: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Janina Sajka" <janina@rednote.net>, "W3C WAI Protocols  Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
>>
>>On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:50:49 +0100, Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> Here is the iCITA best practices rules for accessible tables:
>>>
>>> http://html.cita.uiuc.edu/nav/dtable/dtable-rules.php
>>>
>>> The rules help to decide if a table is:
>>> 1. Layout table
>>> 2. Simple data table
>>> 3. Complex data table
>>
>>Interesting -- now it would be useful to test the algorithm against actual tables. :-)
>>
>>
>>> These rules have been implemented in the RC1 release of the Illinois  
>>> Functional Accessibility Evaluator:
>>>
>>> http://faetest.dres.uiuc.edu
>>
>>Has it been implemented in AT software?
>>
>>-- 
>>Simon Pieters
>>Opera Software
>>
>>
>>
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
>Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
>Disability Resources and Educational Services
>
>Rehabilitation Education Center
>Room 86
>1207 S. Oak Street
>Champaign, Illinois 61821
>
>Voice: (217) 244-5870
>
>WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
>WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/
>
>
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
Disability Resources and Educational Services

Rehabilitation Education Center
Room 86
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, Illinois 61821

Voice: (217) 244-5870

WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/
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