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Re: Concise Reference Card

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 11:34:59 -0400
Message-Id: <Version.32.19980827112127.00df3400@host.igs.net>
To: "Stella O'Brien" <smo-brien@lioness.demon.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Are these the sort of examples Daniel was suggesting?  I could live with
something like this. Note that not all the statements (in the 200 word
version)
can be assigned meaningful short examples.

Chuck

At 21/08/98 03:16 AM +0000, Stella O'Brien wrote:
Title: Basics of Accessible Web Design
Author: Stella O'Brien
Version: 3.1
Status: draft
Date last modified: 27 August 1998 - Chuck Letourneau
Audience: general; html beginners
Purpose: overview of typical access problems; suggests how problem may be
addressed
Format: very concise (see minutes of EOWG meeting, 13 August 98)
Word count (excluding document information): ~200

Maximise your audience. Some users can not see or hear your site's
graphics, sounds, or moving images. (Use ALT, OBJECT)

Supply text versions of visuals. People who can not see them need to know
the content or purpose of a picture or display. Well-written text
alternatives provide this information. (Use ALT, TITLE, LONGDESC)

Make text easy to read for users with vision impairments. Keep the
background simple and use a high contrast colour for the text.

Make pages easy to skim for all users. Make the main text clear, short, and
relevant. Provide an organised framework of summaries, headings, and lists.

Provide easy navigation and useful link names. Navigation is easier for
users when there is constant access to information about their current
position. Meaningful link names give a clear idea of the content and
location of a link. (E.g. "Get this Important Information", not "Click here")

Accept input by people who can not use a mouse. Support keyboard access or
voice control. Supply a list of text links for clickable regions in images.
(Use ACCESSKEY, TABINDEX)

Test the accessibility of the web site for different types of users. Use
several browsers, in various ways (e.g., with graphics loading turned off),
and with alternative input (e.g., keyboard).

Get more information. For more detailed guidelines see ***.

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