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Re: Validation as test for basic accessibility - quick tips

From: Livio Mondini <livio.mondini@tiuvizeta.it>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 14:45:03 +0100
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I think is necessary reread this document,  from 2001,
especially point 10.

Quick Tips to Make Accessible Web Sites

10 Quick Tips
The links in the Quick Tips below mostly go to the
techniques documents that provide implementation guidance -
including explanations, strategies, and detailed markup
examples.
1. Images & animations: Use the alt attribute to describe
the function of each visual.
2. Image maps. Use the client-side map and text for
hotspots.
3. Multimedia. Provide captioning and transcripts of audio,
and descriptions of video.
4. Hypertext links. Use text that makes sense when read out
of context. For example, avoid "click here."
5. Page organization. Use headings, lists, and consistent
structure. Use CSS for layout and style where possible.
6. Graphs & charts. Summarize or use the longdesc attribute.
7. Scripts, applets, & plug-ins. Provide alternative content
in case active features are inaccessible or unsupported.
8. Frames. Use the noframes element and meaningful titles.
9. Tables. Make line-by-line reading sensible. Summarize.
10. Check your work. *Validate*. Use tools, checklist, and
guidelines at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG
 W3C (MIT, INRIA, Keio) 2001/01

is an very old request...give it dignity and we think about
the future, not to the past or on personal, very small,
version related web.

<http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/QuickTips/Overview.php>

Livio
Received on Thursday, 10 November 2005 13:47:26 GMT

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