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Re: Broken Links and Redirects in Understanding and Techniques

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:34:32 +0100
Message-ID: <54084E48.3030405@cfit.ie>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
CC: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
I've looked through links to external resources on the all the General 
Techniques pages:

Some broken links or those needing updates are:

#1:http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G15.html

The link to [ http://www.hardingfpa.com] should that not mention 
'Cambridge Research Systems'?

#2: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G17.html

http://trace.wisc.edu/contrast-ratio-examples/
Suggest changing link text to 'Index of Color Contrast Samples'.

http://www.w3.org/Graphics/atypical-color-response
Suggest changing link text to 'Atypical colour response (an overview)'.

http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorcontrast.asp
Suggest changing link text to '' 'Colors On the Web' online contrast 
analyzer tool''.

The URL 'Tool to convert images based on color loss so that contrast is 
restored as luminance contrast when there was only color contrast (that 
was lost due to color deficiency)' at 
http://www.vischeck.com/daltonize/runDaltonize.php is down.

Daltonize ImageEngine unavailable. Could not find an equivalent [REMOVE].

# http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G54.html

I suggest changing the link text (URLS are fine/active) from:

Techniques for filming are discussed in <a>chapter 12, “Filming the 
Signer(s)"</a>.
Useful information about how to display the sign language interpreter in 
relation to the original synchronized media content is provided in 
<a>Chapter 13, "Editing"</a>:

to

<a>Techniques for filming</a> are discussed in chapter 12, “Filming the 
Signer(s)".
<a>Useful information about how to display the sign language interpreter 
in relation to the original synchronized media content</a> is provided 
in Chapter 13, "Editing"

# http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G55.html

In Example 4:

Example 4

The word jargon is linked to its definition in the WCAG2 Glossary.

Links to 'Editor's Draft June 2010' 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2010/WD-WCAG20-20100617/ and not the jargon 
definition.

# http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G56.html

The link to http://www.eramp.com/david/audio_contrast_general_techs.htm 
(Audio creation / contrast tutorial) should be called 'Tutorial on the 
Creation of Sufficient Audio Contrast' - as long as it's clear that 
there is no endorsement (as such).

#http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G76.html

The link to 'Time outs and page refreshes is broken' 
http://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/webaccessibility/designbuild/scriptsforms/Pages/refresh_and_timeouts.aspx'

Can't find an RNIB replacement.

Suggest updating it with AccessIQs 'Timing and timeouts: accessibility 
for developers'
http://www.accessiq.org/create/content/timing-and-timeouts-accessibility-for-developers

# http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G115.html
While there are no broken links - one of the style guide resources goes 
back to 1997!
Web Design Group's article "Document style: Use the right tag for the job"

Would a link to webplatform.org or similar be better?
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/beginners

#http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G134.html
The Peter Kranz link to 'Validating an entire site' is moved from
http://www.standards-schmandards.com/?2005/04/10/18-massvalidate

to

http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2005/massvalidate/

NOTE: Some of the validators are looking very old - and some articles 
are over 10 years old also.

The link to 'XHTML-Schemata für FrontPage 2003 und Visual Studio .NET' 
should have the text 'XHTML-Schemata für FrontPage 2003 und Visual 
Studio .NET [In German]' included in the URI.

'<a>Nvu</a> is a free and open-source Web authoring tool for Windows,' 
should be
'<a>Nvu is a free and open-source Web authoring tool</a> for Windows,'.

Including useful keywords in the Amaya link (an links to remaining XML 
editors) would also be useful for screen reader users.

#http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G141.html

Maybe a link to Webplatform.org would be good?
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/guides/html_text

#http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G158.html
The link to 'Overcoming the challenge of podcast transcription' is gone 
- I could find no RNIB equivalent.

#http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G160.html
On this page, the RNID are now 'Action against Hearing loss' so change 
the name of the link 'Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
'http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

#http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G161.html

The link to PICO search - bring you to an SAS URI which states '
PicoSearch web service ended on July 1, 2014' - remove.

The link to 'Creating a Google-friendly site' bring you to the general
'Welcome to the Webmaster Tools Help Center'. Not a bad thing i guess.
Received on Thursday, 4 September 2014 11:35:28 UTC

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