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RE: Outreach

From: <saylordj@WellsFargo.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 07:20:56 -0700
Message-ID: <5F4C8CF803342448A809AADE36C7B03C7D2ED2@msgsw55cacah05.wellsfargo.com>
To: j.chetwynd@btinternet.com, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hello All,
Jonathan asked me to post to the W3C guidelines.

Jonathan makes a point (below) that the guidelines are unclear in some ways
about how to make a site accessible.  There are areas which leave things up
in the air of course.  In particular defining what it means for someone with
a cognitive impairment is not well defined.

I wonder though about not putting alt text in for images.  That seems to me
to be where the guidelines are most clear.  Perhaps Jonathan could comment
on clarity in more depth.
Doyle

Doyle Saylor 
Business Systems Consultant 
Intranet Hosting Services 
Wells Fargo Services Corporation 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Chetwynd [mailto:j.chetwynd@btinternet.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 10:16 PM
To: saylordj@WellsFargo.COM
Subject: Re: Outreach

Doyle,

Perhaps you could post your comments to the list.
This person genuinely believes they are following W3C guidelines, and 
over an exchange of a  dozen e-mails has tried to develop the site to 
meet our understanding.

You can tell there is a way to go, and much of this is because of a 
failure of clarity on the part of WAI.
with regard to scripts, did you read:
Client-side Scripting Techniques for Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines 2.0
http://www.learningdifficulty.org/develop/script-techs.html

Jonathan


On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 10:52 PM, saylordj@WellsFargo.COM wrote:

> Jonathan,
> When I went to the website below the images had no alt text, and
> interestingly when I put the site on my scroll bar it bounced back to 
> the
> front of the desk top over my other work.  I couldn't stop this 
> behavior
> which is something I've never seen before.  I had to close that window.
> Doyle
>
> Doyle Saylor
> Business Systems Consultant
> Intranet Hosting Services
> Wells Fargo Services Corporation
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Chetwynd [mailto:j.chetwynd@btinternet.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 2:21 PM
> To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
> Subject: Outreach
>
>
> As some of you will know, it has always been my belief that web
> accessibility will be working well when individuals rather than
> organisations are creating accessible web pages.
>
> To that end, I'd like to mention one of the best websites that peepo
> currently links to http://www.magpol.org/s8/0.html
> (this is a personal view, it's a tough call)
>
> The website manager has made changes to the site that don't effect the
> appearance, but attempt to make it accessible within our current
> understanding.
>
> Jonathan
>
> In a way I suppose this is a request for more resources designed for
> the non-profit sector.
> We plainly are not meeting this need currently, and this is a
> significant sector of the whole market.
>
Received on Thursday, 22 May 2003 10:23:55 GMT

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