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accessibility of usworkforce.org [was "bobby approved?"]

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 09:58:37 -0400
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20000717093719.00cced70@pop3.concentric.net>
To: MDeFeoJr@aol.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
(thanks Al, got there now).

(Changed Subject to be more specific).

The site doesn't pass WAI Priority 1, which is equivalent to Bobby 
Approved, so it doesn't pass Bobby approved either.  I sent them a note... 
they obviously care about accessibility, just made a few slipups.

I checked with the WAVE [1] Although everything on the page has ALT text, 
some ALT text is wrong. There's a column of images which are menu 
buttons.  The "Questions and Answers" button has ALT text "Questions and 
Answers, as it should.  But the next button, "About USWorkforce.org" has 
the same ALT text, "Questions and Answers".    Looks like a copy/paste 
error in hand coding.

Similar error for ALT text "State Plan Status" which erroneously appears as 
alt text for  the "Related Sites" button.

Moral: you've got to look at every piece of ALT text.

Also, the GO button does nothing when javascript is turned off, violating 
priority one guideline 6.3.

Len



References
[1] The WAVE http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/wave/


At 12:05 AM 7/15/00 -0400, Al Gilman wrote:
>At 04:01 PM 2000-07-14 -0400, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
> >Please check the url. When I try to reach it I get a "can't find server"
> >message.
>
>Just worked for me.  Try
>
>64.241.30.13
>
>if you get that message again.
>
>Al
>
> >
> >Len
> >
> >==== you wrote
> >
> >From: MDeFeoJr@aol.com
> >Message-ID: <cc.6b67409.268f81b6@aol.com>
> >Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2000 13:17:42 EDT
> >To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> >Subject: bobby approved?
> >
> >claim bobby?
> >
> >www.usworkforce.org
> >
> >priority 1 complete?
> >--
> >Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
> >Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
> >Department of Electrical Engineering
> >Temple University 423 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122
> >
> >kasday@acm.org
> >http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday
> >
> >(215) 204-2247 (voice)  (800) 750-7428 (TTY)
> >
> >The WAVE web page accessibility evaluation assistant:
> >http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/wave/
> >

--
Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Department of Electrical Engineering
Temple University 423 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122

kasday@acm.org
http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday

(215) 204-2247 (voice)  (800) 750-7428 (TTY)

The WAVE web page accessibility evaluation assistant: 
http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/wave/
Received on Monday, 17 July 2000 09:57:13 GMT

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