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RE: Slashdot: How should Govt sites be designed?

From: Robert Neff <rneff@bbnow.net>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 03:12:59 -0600
To: <kynn@idyllmtn.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AHENJNNCANEHAIIBJNDGAEOACBAA.rneff@bbnow.net>
ideas.

1.  use style sheets
2. provide more than one way to display content, such as text file & pdf,
multimedia with a text transcript
3.  limit use of nested tables
4.  be involved in the design and layout, whereby, people must realize that
tables constructed withOUT blank images

rob

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Subject: Slashdot: How should Govt sites be designed?


Interesting article on slashdot, about the design of government web
sites.  There is increasing penetration of the accessibility meme
in "mainstream" geek circles.

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/12/07/2336229&mode=thread

  Wally Hartshorn asks: "Do Slashdot's readers have some examples of
  government Web sites that they particularly like or dislike? I'm
  the Web coordinator for the Web site of a state government agency,
  and I am looking for some ideas to improve our site's usefulness
  and design. I've read numerous articles about Web design, but they
  virtually all focus on commercial sites, where the information to
  be provided tends to be short and voluntary. There are many good
  ideas to take from these articles. However, I'm reasonably certain
  that there are some very different issues to consider when designing
  a site that is trying to present regulatory requirements (to an
  audience that would really rather be doing something else) rather
  than a site focused on selling or providing news. Any suggested
  good/bad examples to visit?" I think the key word for government
  sites is 'accessibility'. Do you all agree or disagree?"

--Kynn
Received on Saturday, 9 December 2000 04:12:35 GMT

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