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Re: Accessible web site examples

From: <clapper@kodak.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:50:57 -0400
To: DebbieSomchay@ladse.k12.il.us
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <8525664E.005C552F.00@knotes.kodak.com>
From: David R. Clapper

Web Review (at http://style.webreview.com/ ) has online "browser
compatibility charts" for Netscape and MSIE.  I've looked at them briefly,
and they look pretty straightforward - however, I can't vouch for their

Debbie Somchay <DebbieSomchay@ladse.k12.il.us> on 07/27/98 11:08:08 AM

Please respond to DebbieSomchay@ladse.k12.il.us

To:   tom mcCain <tmccain@thomas.butler.edu>
cc:   Lee Davis <L.S.Davis@exeter.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org (bcc: David R.
Subject:  Re: Accessible web site examples

Does anyone know which versions of the browsers support style sheets?

tom mcCain wrote:

> 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
> >
> >========================================================================
> >Lee Davis, IT Services, University of Exeter
> >
> >Email: L.S.Davis@exeter.ac.uk
> >Tel:   +44-(0)1392-263960
> >Fax:   +44-(0)1392-211630
> >WWW:   http://www.exeter.ac.uk/
> >Post:  Laver Building, North Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QE, UK.
> >========================================================================
> >
> >
> tom mcCain, Butler University, Indianapolis USA
> Work phone: 317 940-8138
> Email address: tmccain@butler.edu
> Web addresses: http://trevor.butler.edu/~tmccain
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