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Re: Questions on Quick Tips revisions

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 11:11:16 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: Michael_Muller@lotus.com

Forwarding some Quick Tips comments.

- Judy

At 03:07 PM 7/14/99 -0400, Michael_Muller@lotus.com wrote:
>Hi Judy,
>Thanks for the chance to comment.  I've added three suggestions to the
>original text that you sent us (I had other comments, but you've
>anticipated them in your plans for changes).  My suggestions are indicated
>below on lines that begin with "<comment #>" and end with "</comment #>"
>(where "#" is the number of the comment).
>Best wishes,
>Michael Muller
>Lotus Research
>Lotus Development Corporation
>55 Cambridge Parkway
>Cambridge MA 02142 USA
>+1-617-693-4235 (voice)  +1-617-693-1407 (fax)
>mullerm@acm.org or michael_muller@lotus.com
>Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>@w3.org on 07/09/99 10:57:29 AM
>Sent by:  w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
>To:   w3c-wai-eo@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>cc:    (bcc: Michael Muller/CAM/Lotus)
>Subject:  Questions on Quick Tips revisions
>[Excerpt with comments:]
>- Images & animations. Use the alt attribute to describe the function of
>all visuals.
><comment 1> Perhaps replace "the function" with "both content and function"
></comment 1>
>- Image maps. Use client-side MAP and text for hotspots.
>- Multimedia. Provide captioning and transcripts of audio, descriptions of
>video, and accessible versions in case inaccessible formats are used.
>- Hypertext links. Use text that makes sense when read out of context. For
>instance, do not use "click here."
>- Page organization. Use headings, lists, and consistent structure. Use CSS
>for layout and style where possible.
>- Graphs & charts. Summarize or use the longdesc attribute.
>- Scripts, applets, & plug-ins. Provide alternative content in case active
>features are inaccessible or unsupported.
>- Frames. Label with the title or name attribute.
>- Tables. Make line by line reading sensible. Summarize. Avoid using tables
>for column layout.
>- Check your work. Validate the HTML. Use evaluation tools and text-only
>browsers to verify accessibility.
><comment 2> Perhaps append (at the end of "Check your work") "Navigate
>using mouse only." </comment 2>
><comment 3> Perhaps further append "If you can't validate with a screen
>reader, ask your colleague to play the role of screen reader software and
>operate with your eyes closed." (I realize that this is probably too long.)
></comment 3>
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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