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Re: is accessibility "difficult"?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 13:00:52 -0700
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To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@ACM.org>
Cc: love26@gorge.net, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 01:01 PM 10/19/1999 , Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>However, accessibility is time consuming if:
>1. Your page has graphics that convey real meaning, [...]
>2. Your page has any non-trivial mathematics, [...]
>3. You have a data table with a lot of columns, [...]
>4. You need to publish on your web site material that was created by tools
>with inadequate HTML support, [...]

Agreed!  None of these are "HTML issues" directly, which is why I
make the claim that HTML coding (for accessibility, for validity,
etc) is a trivial task.  All of the above deal with browser or
tool deficiencies, or organization/thinking-it-through problems.

I would also add "You are using multimedia on your site" because
creating transcripts is _not_ easy, but then again, it's not a
markup issue either.

Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Tuesday, 19 October 1999 16:05:44 UTC

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