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Re: barriers to accessibility

From: Chris Kreussling <CHRIS.KREUSSLING@ny.frb.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 13:09:49 -0400
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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1) Take a look at the "WAI Quick Tips Reference Card" <http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/QuickTips/>. There are exactly ten of them!

2) Take a look at "Priority 1 Checkpoints" in "List of Checkpoints for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" <http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990324/full-checklist.html> for the most important/critical issues to address.

<author>Chris Kreussling</author>
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reflect the position of the Federal Reserve 
Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve 

>>> <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org> 10/20 12:29 PM >>>
I'm conducting a poster session at a conference soon and want to list on
my poster the "Top Ten Barriers to Web Site Accessibility."  I have on my
list so far - in no particular order (I think I got most of this from the
WAI, but it's been a while ago and I'm not sure):

1) Lack of text alternatives for graphical content (e.g., images as links)
2) Misuse of HTML elements (e.g., using <H2? without <H1> in order to
achieve a certain font size and text position)
3) Absence of meaningful link text (e.g., the ubiquitous "Click Here"
4) Absence of a formal document structure (e.g., sections, subsections,
5) Lack of consistent navigational structures

Additions?  Priorities?  Which is the #1 barrier (or is there a #1?).

Carine Ullom	
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