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Some enhancements for the Demo

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:46:13 +0200
Message-ID: <48FF4AC5.10307@w3.org>
To: public-wai-age@w3.org

Dear all,

As discussed during the previous call, please send your suggestions for 
updating the Before and After Demo [1] according to the findings of the 
WAI-AGE Literature Review [2].

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/comparative>

Please find below a draft suggestion for discussion of some of the user 
requirements identified by the literature review that we could implement 
into the Demo:

1. Overall page design for implementation on all the Demo pages
  - Avoid horizontal scrolling
  - Provide text size adjustment link
  - Provide "breadcrumbs"

2. Text styling for the 'terms of reference' on the 'tickets' page
  - Use a sans serif font
  - Avoid bold body-text
  - Avoid underlined text
  - Avoid text in all capitals
  - Left justified text (with L2R scripts)

3. Text styling for all pages but especially for the 'articles' page
  - Use increased line spacing
  - Provide 'white space' page margins

4. Look & feel of the main navigation menu bar
  - Use dark text on light background
  - Use static menus (not fly-out / pull-down)

5. Behavior of links on all pages but especially for the 'entry' page
  - Ensure links change colour after visit
  - Present links as lists
  - Clearly separate links
  - Links should be large in size

6. Behavior of the 'header' and 'right navigation bar'
  - Avoid moving (and scrolling) text
  - Avoid blinking content
  - Avoid animations (unless requested)

7. Behavior of the 'forms' page (will need server-side scripting)
  - Provide clear error messages for forms
  - Accommodate misspellings, hyphens and common variations within forms

8. Techniques for meeting reading level on the 'articles' page
  - Use an active voice for writing
  - Use short sentences and paragraphs
  - Write clearly with important information at the start

Looking forward to your feedback!


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, 22 October 2008 15:53:48 UTC

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