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Re: Linked text in w3c-wai-ig archives.

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 17:55:49 -0500 (EST)
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
cc: Steven McCaffrey <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0002131755020.6791-100000@tux.w3.org>
I am working with Jose Kahan of W3C on how our archives are presented, so if
you have ideas about how to make them more accessible please follow up this

Charles McCN

On Sat, 12 Feb 2000, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

  need for list of authors?
  > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/1999OctDec/author.html
  I think Steve has a good point here.
  We should have a page with just the authors names on,
  (and maybe the number of articles,)
  and a link to the archive of messages written by that author.
  Jonathan Chetwynd
  Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
  education and outreach working group member, web accessibility initiative,
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Steven McCaffrey <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
  To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
  Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 8:02 PM
  Subject: Linked text in w3c-wai-ig archives.
  > Hello all:
  > I have an accessibility question about accessing the archives by some
  field (e.g. author, title, subject, thread).
  > One example,
  > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/1999OctDec/author.html
  > I expected the linked text to be the author, so when I tab from link to
  link and land on the author I am interested in, a page is brought up with
  messages by that author  when I hit the enter key.
  > Instead, I hear "Re: ... " with no author in it at all.
  > This is the subject (or thread, there's no way to determine that either).
  > My guess is the author is some kind of visual heading but not a link.
  > In effect, it is sorted by author only if you access it by sight but
  > it is by subject when you access it by speech output using the tab key to
  move from link to link.
  > Can this be changed to be more natural when using a screen reader?
  > -Steve

Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
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