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Request for site review

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 17:05:17 -0400
To: "Web Accessibility Initiative" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000c01bfa4c2$ce342dc0$53fe330a@msde>
Dear Group,

Please take at look at URL:
http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/
and provide me feedback (on or off the list as you see fit).

Maryland's Online Public Information Network has rolled out a "new and
improved" look to their site.  They are interested in keeping it accessible.
They use a whole bunch of (text-based) onMouseOver JavaScript.  I have asked
them to duplicate the onMouseOver content into onFocus tags, but based on
recent discussion, I don't expect that this currently helps screen readers
much and I know that it does nothing for Lynx users.  So, where do they add
the alternative content?  The SCRIPT definition is in the HEAD and NOSCRIPT
is valid ONLY in BODY!  In Sailor's case, this may not be necessary as the
sub-heading "pop-up" links duplicate those available by following the main
heading links.

(1)  What can Sailor do to improve accessibility.
(2)  Is the site, as is, WCAG P1 compliant or not?  If not, why not?
(3)  Is their a general technique for making such "pop-up" links accessible?
(Or does one just ensure that said URLs are replicated elsewhere?)
--
Sincerely,
Bruce Bailey
webmaster for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of
Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
http://www.dors.state.md.us/
410/554-9211
Received on Wednesday, 12 April 2000 17:08:39 GMT

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