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RE: Multiple versions of a page

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 13:18:33 -0800
Message-Id: <200203082118.g28LIXv3008536@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: gian@stanleymilford.com.au, Lee.Otto@aspect.com.au, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi,

I think there's another way to look at some of the accessibility issues.
I believe there are more dominant aspects and less dominant aspects
and ways to do some bundling of requirements.

A critical factor is use of mainly text as compared to a more visual format.
If there are additional requirements such as the text version doesn't
use javascript (or severely limitis its use in various ways), the text version
doesn't use tables except for formatting table, the text version has a
very linear format; the format can be used to provide accessibility
in a number of ways.

Scott


> Hi,
> 
> I think Lee is right, and one major problem with having multiple
> versions of a web page is that we can NEVER know the variety of
> disabilities a person may have, and therefore splitting an accessible
> web site into several sites can end up making that site essentially
> inaccessible. What I mean, is that if someone needs checkpoints A and B
> to access a site will not be able to do so if checkpoint A is solved by
> Site Version 1, and checkpoint B by Site Version 3.
> 
> Cheers,
> Gian
Received on Friday, 8 March 2002 16:18:44 GMT

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