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Re: Al Gore Website compares their accessibility with Bush's

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:09:12 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20000720090422.012c3980@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Gore's site though does automatically open a window after about 5 seconds 
on the page to allow you to make a campaign contribution and the focus 
moves to the new window.  Bobby and Wave may not detect this problem, but 
it is usually very disorienting to visually impaired users.  This violates 
checkpoint 10.1 in WCAG, notably a priority 2 checkpoint.

Jon


At 09:45 AM 7/20/2000 -0400, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>A press release from Al Gore at 
>http://www.algore2000.com/briefingroom/releases/pr_0719_nat_1.html 
>compares the accessibility of his web site with Bush's.  It references a 
>7/17/2000 story in the Washington Post
>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58625-2000Jul17.html  (one 
>of the articles that quotes Judy BTW).
>
>The article notes problems in the Bush site found with Bobby, and WAVE, 
>but no problems in the Gore Site.  The article also references the  W3C 
>tools list.
>
>Len
>
>
>
>--
>Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
>Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
>Department of Electrical Engineering
>Temple University 423 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122
>
>kasday@acm.org
>http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday
>
>(215) 204-2247 (voice)  (800) 750-7428 (TTY)
>
>The WAVE web page accessibility evaluation assistant: 
>http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/wave/

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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