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Re: Best tools for accessible design?

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:30:17 -0400
Message-ID: <001001c03d16$e91d4bc0$e924f79f@STATE.CT.US>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
FrontPage does not include a DOCTYPE declaration in its pages; you need to
put it their yourself. I wrote up a workaround; you can find it at:
http://www.spiderwebwoman.com/tutorials/doctypesolution.asp

Also, it does not add alt text for images; again, this is something you need
to do yourself. My feeling is that it should prompt you for it, perhaps as
part of the Insert Picture dialog box?

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: Ball, Guy D <Guy.Ball@unisys.com>
To: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>; Terry Crowley
<tcrowley@microsoft.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 1:03 PM
Subject: RE: Best tools for accessible design?


> 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?
>
> Thanks!
>
> 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:
> http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/docs/frontpage2000.htm
>
>
> 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>;
> <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> 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
> and
> > 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
> tell
> > 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)
> >
> >
>
>
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