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RE: verifying accessibility

From: Paul Mitchum <mile23@usa.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 13:06:12 -0700
Message-Id: <p04320404b59d0647d4c6@[165.121.34.135]>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 2:14 PM -0700 7/19/00, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
[..]
>>(Not that everyone follows standards anyway!) As a person with low vision,
>>I find it helpful to know what standard is being used on any one site to
>>indicate links -- the confusion arises when a designer sometimes uses
>>underscores, sometimes uses specific colors, or fonts, or graphics. Maybe
>>that's just a matter of poor design, making it difficult for any user to
>>navigate, not a disability-related issue.
>
>I think you answered your own question, but ultimately, -you- should
>have the control to instruct your browser "display links as <whatever>."

I think this gets back to the content of the link. After going 
through the machinations of adaptation (er, 'edaptation' <g>) you'd 
have a wonderfully accessible link, but it could still say 'CLICK 
HERE!' or perhaps if the user agent pulls in the title of the linked 
page before going there, 'Frame3.'

One of my pet projects (which I'll probably never finish) is to make 
a user agent which displays only the <A> links, with each link's 
surrounding context shown only when the user focuses on that link. 
Trying to navigate that way might give people an inside-out 
perspective on the web.

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Paul Mitchum  --  mile23@usa.net  --
   "Quiet is the absence of noise. Silence is the presence of silence."
Received on Thursday, 20 July 2000 16:27:04 GMT

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