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Re: Jonathan's Analysis of the WAI Homepage

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 11:51:38 -0700
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To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <jay@peepo.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 11:02 AM 4/10/2000 , Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>This for me gives the game away. We state that we are concerned with
>usability, but who has the site been tested on?
>It is obvious to me at least that it has been tested on techies.

I'm not convinced it's been tested on -anyone-.  I don't find this
site acceptable for most people who could be considered the core
audience for the WAI site -- and I'm also not convinced that the
WAI has -defined- that core audience.

However, I'd better stop here, as our goal is to find a good
example site rather than beat up on whoever has responsibility for
the WAI site.  Whether or not I find it acceptable (and I don't),
we need to remember that our purpose is understanding issues of
accessibility for people with disabilities, and not critiquing
the WAI site. :)

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Director of Accessibility, edapta                  http://www.edapta.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
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