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RE: Cognition

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 14:01:55 -0400
Message-ID: <01BEDDB8.D008A120.bbailey@clark.net>
To: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>, "'jonathan chetwynd'" <jonathan@signbrowser.free-online.co.uk>, "'youth@ipl.org'" <youth@ipl.org>
Anne P., Jonathan,

How do some of the pages linked to from "IPL Youth Collection: Reading 
Zone--Picture Books" at 
http://www.ipl.org/cgi-bin/youth/youth.out.pl?sub=rzn2000 go towards 
meeting your standards for "reading optional" sites?

I have CC'd this page's author because it is a shame to me that an "index 
of picture books" (like this page is):

1)	Has a large and distracting navigation sidebar (the attractive and 
inviting icons take away from the resources on the page).  IMHO this 
material belongs only at the bottom.

2)	There are no representative pictures for the links to the various 
picture books!  This omission is tragic!  This means that non-readers who 
find their way to a book they like will have a heck of time finding their 
way there again (on another day)!  (Assuming that they have this IPL 
picture book page indexed in some usable way.)

Chuck Hitchcock wrote:
> Anne wrote:
>
>> For reasons I cannot fathom, those who create web sites are
>> not following the most basic of structures used in children's
>> books and picture books & magazines for older folks, putting the
>> graphics on the page with (or facing) the text it applies to.
>
> You might take a look at http://www.ipl.org/ for kid appropriate content.
Received on Tuesday, 3 August 1999 14:01:34 GMT

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