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Re: Presenting the Case for Web Accessibility: Financial Factors

From: <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 02:00:00 +1100
To: michaeka@wellsfargo.com
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org, w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org
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Blossom said (and Shawn similarly) under Increased Web Usage: "non-profit
organization can receive more donations" - I think this is misleading. It
suggests that donations are the prime reason for NGOs & non-profits to have
a web presence. In actual fact most of these organisations have web
presences in order to spread their message better. So the emphasis should
be to reach more supporters (rather than donors).

Andrew
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Hello, all -

I find the current version of Financial Factors hard to access. So, here's
my two cents. Rewrites include:

1.  Removing redundant content and multiple ideas in one paragraph.
2.  Attempting to group like ideas together.
3.  Improving flow.
4.  Changing bolding to focus on headers.
5.  Removing confusing structure. The document is hard to scan, and the
structure is not truly hierarchal:
          - Inconsistent use of bullets and definition lists.
          - The bullets and definition list indentations are different,
creating visual hierarchy confusion.
          - Misuse of definition list for formatting and not structure. (In
particular, JAWS tells users they've reached a definition list and the
number of items in the list, which is confusing as the information is not
words or concepts with their respective definitions.)

I may have unintentionally omitted content.

Attached is a zip file with the revised HTML version. I've also included my
Word working copy, which tracks all changes.
 <<financial_factors.zip>>
If we can't make this document clear and easy to read, people won't read
it!

Regards,

Blossom
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Received on Friday, 5 December 2003 10:07:26 GMT

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