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RE: paper on usability and accessibility

From: Jamie Mackay <Jamie.Mackay@cultureandheritage.govt.nz>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 15:16:26 +1300
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To: WAI Mailing list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Anthony

Sorry if this sounds like a smartass comment -  I actually think what you
are doing is great -  but I would have thought that such a document should
be presented in a more accessible way. For example, according to Wave, the
main text doesn't start until the 61st cell of your table - lots of stuff to
wade through if you are relying on a screen reader. 

This is particulary important for a web page which people new to desinging
accesible sites will look to for design and layout ideas as well as for the
content it contains.

Jamie Mackay

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Anthony Quinn [SMTP:anthony@frontend.com]
> Sent:	Saturday, 2 December 2000 03:47
> To:	WAI Mailing list
> Subject:	paper on usability and accessibility
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> Frontend has published a white paper "Accessibility and Usability for
> e-Government - A Primer for Public Sector Officials".
> 
> This paper is intended as a primer for public sector officials who are
> responsible for or otherwise involved in the creation of web sites and
> although it is written within an Irish context, it may be of interest.
> 
> I would be grateful for feedback and comments from the group - positive
> and
> negative! If anyone would like a copy, please let me know and I will
> happily
> forward it - it's available in PDF, MS Word 2000 format ot as a text file.
> 
> We have also posted it on our website, at the following URL
> 
> http://www.frontend.com/accessibility_paper.html
> 
> 
> regards,
> 
> Anthony
> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
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