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Re: a site in scotland

From: Paul Booth <paul@disinhe.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 10:38:06 -0000
Message-ID: <01ff01bf6657$19713260$f2222486@dyn.computing.dundee.ac.uk>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman@clark.net>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi there David,

I've been interested in how these "Cool Site" or "Best of the Web" things
work for a while now.  For example, one magazine I used to read had regular
"Best Site" awards - most of which were not even nearly accessible at all
(and therefore potentially illegal of course).  I wrote to them but got no
response.

However I am pleased to say that at least the British Higher Education
awards this year are looking at accessibility as a criteria for judging the
entries.
http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/docs/awards/aims2000.htm

On the separate issue of the Silicon Glen site (I assume its referring to
the technology and not the implants!), you should be aware that
Accessibility has a far lower profile here than in the US.  That's not
an excuse of course, but perhaps a reason.  I think on the whole web
developers over here don't even realise that there are issues.  Of course I
think this is increasingly being redressed (as I hope even the funding of
our centre demonstrates) but we have a long way to go.

Anyway, as I'm only just up the road from the site developer, in Dundee,
I'll drop him a line.  In fairness to him, his site is better than many I
have seen.   I'm more worried about half of the organisations web sites that
he links to however.  I used to be involved with some of them so I'll see
what I can do.

- Paul
--
Paul Booth, Project Officer, DISinHE Office.
The national centre for Disability and Information Systems in Higher
Education,
Department of Applied Computing, University of Dundee, Scotland
w:  http://www.disinhe.ac.uk/     t: 01382 345050      f: 01382 345509

----- Original Message -----
From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
To: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2000 2:30 PM
Subject: a site in scotland


> this site was awarded cool site of the day by netscape.  it has some
> interesting features.
> it is for information but I'd like to see discussion as to whether
> netscape considers accessability as part of their pronouncements.
> http://www.siliconglen.com/
>
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