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Re: BAD preview for accessibility testing

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 23:49:52 +0200
Message-ID: <4A6E2100.1070000@w3.org>
To: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
CC: BAD TF <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>
Thank you Andrew, we will process these comments.


Andrew Arch wrote:
> Hi BAD folk,
> *Quick menu*
> Should the drop-down include News, Tickets and Survey? (just for 
> consideration)
> 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

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 21:50:35 UTC

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