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Re: barriers to accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 19:17:09 -0400 (EDT)
To: Carine Ullom <carine@ukans.edu>
cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9910201912330.16157-100000@tux.w3.org>
You could add:

 browser-sniffing that rejects browsers (or suggests changing browser)

 reliance on javascript, java applets, shockwave, etc without accessible
alternatives

 reliance on presentational effects (e.g. CSS, font styles, colours) to
convey semantic meaning

Charles McCN

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Carine Ullom wrote:

  Hi,
  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"
  links)
  4) Absence of a formal document structure (e.g., sections, subsections,
  etc.)
  5) Lack of consistent navigational structures
  
  Additions?  Priorities?  Which is the #1 barrier (or is there a #1?).
  TIA,
  
  Carine Ullom	
  Software Training Specialist
  Academic Computing Services
  University of Kansas
  Computer Center
  Lawrence, KS  66045
  PH: 785-864-0467
  FX: 785-864-0485
  e-mail: carine@ukans.edu
  

--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/WAI
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