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Re: BAD preview for accessibility testing

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:09:22 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8CF6A2.5080705@w3.org>
To: Liam McGee <liam.mcgee@communis.co.uk>
CC: BAD TF <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>
Hi Liam,

Thank you for your comments, please find some initial responses below:

Liam McGee wrote:
> 1) http://www.w3.org/WAI/demos/bad/draft/2009/before/home/annotations, 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/demos/bad/draft/2009/after/news/annotations and so 
> on.
> The yellow Show Annotations link - no annotations appeared. Not apparent 
> that they appeared either (until I scrolled down and then switched it 
> off and scrolled down again to play spot the difference... Remove this 
> if there are to be no annotations on these pages? Or are you about to 
> annotate?

Each page will have annotations, probably a dozen or more per page. We 
expect that this will make the toggle function more apparent. We will 
revisit the issue once we've populated all pages with annotations.

> 2) general: the skip link doesn't work in Chrome. Stupid 
> Chrome/Safari/Webkit. See our lovely article on just this subject at 
> http://www.communis.co.uk/blog/2009-06-02-skip-links-chrome-safari-and-added-wai-aria 

We are looking into that. Seems like a browser issue. Are you aware of 
easy fixes or workarounds? Any additional pointers may help.

> 3) On accessible news page, brain donations graph (whose sick humour is 
> this, anyway?), the graph values are presented as figures. Better to 
> present as table below? Or via a links (see these results as a table)? 
> Is nicer for cognitively impaired users? What did they think?

We are proposing to add a comment in the respective annotation that 
there are other solutions too, such as providing a data table. We want 
to avoid the perception that every -even simple- graph needs to be 
accompanied by a data table. We will probably have several such "you 
could also provide accessibility by ..." notes throughout the demo.

> Agree with Andrew's comments regarding the form, but not on his comments 
> regarding linking out to e.g. Google. I think it's fine. stick a 
> nofollow, noindex on the links if worried, and a 'we don't endorse' 
> caveat in the notes... but amn not convinced it's necessary.

We will be processing Andrew's comments and will let you know.

> Keep up the good work!

Thanks - kudos to the BADies!


Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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