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RE: Best tools for accessible design?

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <sinarmaya@retemail.es>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 21:58:48 +0200
To: "Ball, Guy D" <Guy.Ball@unisys.com>, "Kathleen Anderson" <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>, "Terry Crowley" <tcrowley@microsoft.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LPBBIBHMFONPBODMLDAOOEFACMAA.sinarmaya@retemail.es>

Hi all,

For those interested in the accessibility in FrontPage, there is a
discussion list in eGroups to which you can join from:
http://www.dynamite-it.com/accessfp /

I agree in that possibly today most of the "webmasters" that there is in
Internet is people that the HTML ignores and many of them use FrontPage or
similar tools. For that reason, I am writing some pages in those that the
"Quick Tips" of accessibility are explained, the procedure to apply them
when it is used FrontPage, HotMetal and HomeSite; and graphic examples of
good and bad practical. I believe that it will be an useful document for
this type of people, regrettably I write it in Spanish:-)

Regards,
Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
E-mail: coordina@sidar.org <mailto:coordina@sidar.org>
SIDAR: <http://sidar.org>


-----Mensaje original-----
De: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]En
nombre de Ball, Guy D
Enviado el: lunes, 23 de octubre de 2000 19:04
Para: Kathleen Anderson; Terry Crowley; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Asunto: 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)
>
>
Received on Monday, 23 October 2000 16:01:41 GMT

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