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RE: Reminder: which types of barriers to demonstrate on BAD?

From: Suzette Keith <S.Keith@mdx.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:24:47 +0100
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, public-wai-age@w3.org
Message-id: <45272C367897174E94DEE1D40C5F0CA7055C2803@MDX-CLX-DC1.uni.mdx.ac.uk>

Hi Shadi
Are you familiar with this  little accessibility tool TAW :http://www.tawdis.net/taw3/cms/en
I rather like the way it superimposes the icons and numbers  over the display of the page - it makes it very clear where the problems might be. You can then scroll down to more detailed comments which are then related to the relevant WCAG1.0 guideline.
Unfortunately at that point you need to have sufficient skills to understand what to do next.(I am not hopeful about  what a screen reader would make of it -perhaps someone can comment). Would it be possible to adopt a similar principle for BAD  but with novice level descriptions of a small number of common  problems and their tried and tested solutions. 
My common problems for novices would be: labelling the pictures, not using fixed font sizes, managing the page layout without resorting to tables, defining headings, using meaningfully named links and tabs, putting in the DOCTYPE properly, and writing some meaningful easy to read content that gets your message across.
Talk later

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: public-wai-age-request@w3.org on behalf of Shadi Abou-Zahra 
	Sent: Fri 10-Oct-08 9:19 AM 
	To: public-wai-age@w3.org 
	Subject: Reminder: which types of barriers to demonstrate on BAD?

	Dear group,
	As discussed during the previous teleconference, please send ideas about
	the types of accessibility barriers that we should include in the Demo.
	As a reminder, here is a summary of the current types of barriers shown
	on the Demo (more details are available in the evaluation report):
	  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/features>
	Please check back with the comparative analysis that captures many of
	the accessibility recommendations for older users:
	  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/comparative.html>
	Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
	   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
	  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 10:37:53 UTC

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