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Re: Web Accessibility Guide

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 17:31:06 -0500
Message-Id: <199805062231.RAA14596@trace.wisc.edu>
To: NN <pws@pagewrite.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Yes, our site should be considered a role model.

We are currently working on a new version of the guidelines and we just ran
it through both versions of Bobby.  Here are the results:

We have corrected three of the four accessibility errors detected by Bobby
2.01.  The error we have not corrected is associating Labels with Form
Controls.  This recommendation has  been changed in our latest version of
the guidelines and the Bobby folks are waiting until a stable version of
the guidelines exist before updating Bobby.  We hope to pass it then.

We receive four stars from Bobby 2.0.  There are many errors that come from
our use of new HTML 4.0 attributes and elements. These [elements and
attributes] will be ignored by older browsers and have no detrimental
effect on the usability or accessibility.

The final version of the document will also validate against the strict

Expect to see this new release in the next few weeks.

Thanks for keeping us on our toes,
The Editors

At 03:15 PM 5/6/98 , NN wrote:
>The guide represents a lot of work and is an excellent reference source. I
>appreciate having it as I work on new and revised webpages
>I'd like to point out though that this document itself does not meet the
>standards it puts forth. I submitted it to Bobby 2.01(cast.org) and it
>contains four accessibility errors under HTML 4.0 and under HTML 3.2.
>Under Bobby 2.0 (HTML 3.2), the site earns only one star - four are
>required for accessibility approval.
>Even with a work in progress, shouldn't you consider your site a role model?
>Noelle Neuwirth
>  PageWrite Services
>      The Niche
>  http://www.niche.org
>   Member: IWA, HWG
wendy chisholm
human factors engineer
trace research and development center
university of wisconsin - madison, USA
Received on Wednesday, 6 May 1998 18:31:49 UTC

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