W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > October to December 2000

RE: Best tools for accessible design?

From: Ball, Guy D <Guy.Ball@unisys.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:03:55 -0500
Message-ID: <E2521628FB27D111BAF60000C09247D604F1D4DB@mv_exchange_1.mv.unisys.com>
To: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>, Terry Crowley <tcrowley@microsoft.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I agree about keeping this on the list.  I think FrontPage 2000 is used by a
great many people, including many who are not web designers by job title.
It would be great if we can figure out some of the tricks to have it make it
more accessible sites.

However, for the record, I'm not sure what it does "wrong."  (I've recently
converted from writing my own html in notepad to FrontPage, so I'm a newbie
with it.) Can anybody enlighten me? 


Guy Ball
Senior Technical Writer
and Information Engineer
Product Information Department
Unisys, Mission Viejo, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen Anderson [mailto:kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 9:41 AM
To: Terry Crowley; 'Kristi R Schueler/NONFS/USDAFS'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Best tools for accessible design?

I vote to keep this discussion on the list, as I would like to participate,
please. It's a subject near and dear to my heart.  FrontPage 2000 used in
WYSIWYG-only mode does not produce valid code or pages that are accessible.
However, there are workarounds for some issues and for the others, you need
to use the "HTML mode' to fix them. I don't know if FrontPage as a tool is
accessible, however, there is accessible documentation at:

Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
Office of the State Comptroller
55 Elm Street
Hartford, Connecticut   06106
voice: 860.702.3355 fax: 860.702.3634
e-mail: kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us
URL: http://www.osc.state.ct.us/
URL ACCESS: http://www.cmac.state.ct.us/access/

----- Original Message -----
From: Terry Crowley <tcrowley@microsoft.com>
To: 'Kristi R Schueler/NONFS/USDAFS' <kschueler@fs.fed.us>;
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 12:24 PM
Subject: RE: Best tools for accessible design?

> Note that you can configure FrontPage (FP2000) to control which browsers
> browser technologies are enabled within the user interface.
> By the way, which tags are we "notorious" for?  (I *knew* we never should
> have put that Insert/Marquee command on the menus...)
> This continued thread is probably off-topic - feel free to reply directly.
> Terry Crowley
> FrontPage Development Manager
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kristi R Schueler/NONFS/USDAFS [mailto:kschueler@fs.fed.us]
> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 9:16 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Best tools for accessible design?
> I am needing to make some decisions on the what software we purchase.
> Previously they have been using old versions of FrontPage, but since they
> are notorious for using proprietary tags that are not HTML 4.01 compliant,
> I have campaigned for a change in web authoring tools.  Now, I have to
> them which to get.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  Thanks for any
> help you can offer!
> Kristi Schueler
> USFS - WOD,  FC AQM Systems
> Web Developer (contractor)
> (970)295-5801 (voice)
> (970)295-5809 (fax)
Received on Monday, 23 October 2000 13:04:17 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:21:10 UTC