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Re: BAD preview for accessibility testing

From: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:05:14 +0100
Message-ID: <4A6DDE4A.6020807@w3.org>
To: BAD TF <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>
Hi BAD folk,

*Quick menu*

Should the drop-down include News, Tickets and Survey? (just for 

On the inaccessible pages, the quick menu take the users to Wikipedia 
while on the accessible pages it returns them to the current page. This 
seems to be an inconsistency.

*News page*

The two links in the news articles take the user to external sites (CA 
govt & Google) from both the accessible and the inaccessible pages. Is 
this desirable for the demo? Does it imply an W3C endorsement of these 
sites? I note that the Accessible 'quick menu' doesn't link externally. 
Also note that the first Google result for the 'Tromobone forgery' link 
is currently a YouTube video with no captions or audio description.

*Citylights Survey* - some suggestion for the accessible form 
(newsletter section):

a) Currently you ask a specific question, but don't provide an answer 
option - "Do you want to receive a free newsletter?" should have the 
answer "Yes/No" via radio buttons. An alternative is to rephrase it as 
"If you would like to receive a free newsletter, please provide your 
details" or "Provide your details to receive our free newsletter"

b) the first set of radio buttons should be grouped as "Title"

c) then "Name" can be placed adjacent to the 'name' text input field 
which is much more helpful for screen magnifier users who might 
otherwise not see the association (best if this is on a new line too for 
this user group)

d) "eMail Address" & "Retype eMail" labels should be placed above (or to 
the left of) the text entry fields. Again for screen magnifier users, 
but also for ease of comprehension of all sighted people. I would also 
recommend putting these on two consecutive lines.

*Template* position in tab menu

There was discussion in WAI-AGE or EO about possibly providing a gap 
between the first four tabs (demo site pages) and the template tab to 
clearly indicate (at least visually to those using the provided CSS) 
that these are different types of pages.

Regards, Andrew

Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> We hope to soon announce the Before and After Demo (BAD) for public 
> review but before that, we would appreciate help in test-driving the 
> actual Demo pages:
> # Before pages:
>  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/demos/bad/draft/2009/before/home/>
> # After pages:
>  - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/demos/bad/draft/2009/after/home/>
> Things to think about are:
>  - ideas to help the navigation and use of the Demo
>  - inconsistencies or confusing aspects of the Demo
>  - accessibility improvements for the "After pages"
>  - other best practices or code clean-up suggestions
> Please send your feedback to the BAD Task Force *only* to avoid clutter 
> and cross-posting between the mailing lists:
>  - <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>
> We welcome any other thoughts or suggestions but for now we want to 
> focus primarily on the actual Demo pages. We will be bringing back 
> revisions to the Demo "wrapper pages" (the overview, description of 
> barriers, and evaluation report pages) for review at a later stage.
> Thank you for your help on finalizing the Demo!
> Best,
>   Shadi
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