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Re: Web Accessibility Examples

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 11:58:28 -0400 (EDT)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
cc: "Ball, Guy D" <Guy.Ball@unisys.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0010121155160.24292-100000@tux.w3.org>
In fact, assuming that the visuals of a page are well-designed (not always
true, but not always wrong) it may be that the before and after shots are
indistinguishable. (In the example I offered that was in fact my goal - it is
almost the case, depending on your browser settings.) The important point is
in fact the changes, or the before and after shots in some other browsers.


Charles McCN

On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

  At 12:19 PM -0400 10/5/00, Ball, Guy D wrote:
  >In pouring through some of the information sites and by listening to  this
  >newsgroup, I have a decent feel for some of the considerations and things
  >one should do, but I'm still having a bit of trouble with pulling it all
  >together in a solid set of recommendations given a site using some of the
  >modern visual techniques commonly used.
  Guy, one of the problems is that to the average visual user -- or
  a screenshot of a page -- there is little if any difference between
  the "look" of site that is more accessible to more people than one
  which is less accessible.
  In other words, most of us can't tell by looking, if we're the type
  who look at web pages.  So a screenshot (in IE or Netscape) of a
  "before" and "after" page doesn't show much -- this makes it very
  hard to communicate the need to visually oriented designers and
  website owners.  (Most website owners consider a page to be "what
  it looks like.")

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