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Re: Accessible web site examples

From: tom mcCain <tmccain@thomas.butler.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 23:26:00 -0500 (EST)
To: Lee Davis <L.S.Davis@exeter.ac.uk>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95.980721160713.15191F-100000@thomas.butler.edu>
You're right, Lee, examples will help us. I'll be happy to send what I
find as I work, as I also am developing such a course for my university.

As for tables, I often use them to limit column widths for the sake of
readability by _all_ persons. Style sheets are the better answer, though,
and it will be good when more of the web surfing population gets browsers
that support style sheets.

Good luck,

- tom

>I welcome the various sets of guidelines on accessible web pages,
>even if some are contradictory!  What we do not seem to have, however,
>are sets of real example good and bad web pages.  I'm thinking in terms,
>say, of running a course in accessible webpage design and providing
>real web pages (need not be anything large!) as examples of both.  One 
>thing I get confused about myself is TABLEs.  Bobby pretty much frowns
>on tables alltogther but many sites claiming to be accessible use them.
>I do not find tables much of a problem with Lynx myself. I understand 
>the problems with using a left hand pane of a table as a list of quick 
>links - mainly, under Lynx these popup first and make it awkward to get 
>to the content quickly.
>So, examples are what we need so we can say, 'no, look at this - this 
>is the way to do it.'
>Anyone know of any?  
>Lee Davis, IT Services, University of Exeter
>Email: L.S.Davis@exeter.ac.uk     
>Tel:   +44-(0)1392-263960
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tom mcCain, Butler University, Indianapolis USA

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