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Re: simple, accessible html

From: Tom McCain <tmccain@butler.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 06:19:49 -0500 (EST)
To: Kristopher Walmsley <k.walmsley@swipnet.se>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95.981124061458.15598A-100000@thomas.butler.edu>
You're welcome to use the course I prepared, Kristopher:


I made it precisely because the WAI guidelines are rather thick for the
folks I help. Soon, I plan to revise the site because of things I have
learned in the past few months (it needs to be even simpler and more to
the point, I think), and it would be helpful to hear your (and your
students')  reaction to it. 

Hope that helps,

- tom

>A little knowledge can be dangerous.  I have a few of the basics down
>when it comes to making my pages accessible (i.e. always include ALT
>descriptions with images, use <STRONG> instead of <B>, etc.), and
>because of this, I've been asked to explain a little about accessibility
>to some web-design students. (These students, themselves, have physical
>disabilities, though as far as I know, none of them are blind.)
>I'm looking for a crash-course and/or a place on the Net where I can
>direct the students to help them learn more about creating
>web-accessible pages.  Basically, what they (I) would need is a
>straight-forward list of the tags and extra info required for html.  At
>this point, it isn't necessary to get into things like Java,
>stylesheets, imagemaps, forms, etc.
>I know many of you will direct me to the W3C site, but even that gets a
>little bogged down in terminology foreign to beginners.  Is there
>something simpler, a little more stripped down?
>Kris Walmsley
>Institute on Independent Living

tom mcCain, Butler University, Indianapolis USA

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