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Re: FrontPage Accessibility Wizard?

From: Paul Stauffer 301-827-5694 FAX 301-443-6385 <STAUFFERP@cder.fda.gov>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 10:45:52 -0400 (EDT)
To: "w3c-wai-ig-request" <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>, "Heather Swayne" <hswayne@microsoft.com>, "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
cc: "Jim Tobias" <tobias@inclusive.com>
Message-ID: <C1925IYQ2B691*/R=A1/R=FDACD/U=STAUFFERP/@MHS>
Thanks for posting this link.

They didn't address the fact that FP2000 cannot handle alt text for
image maps.  It recommends not using image maps as a method to achieve
accessibility.  That's a cop out.

I would also like to see FP2000 support alt text a little better.  It
doesn't require or prompt you for alt text.  Furthermore, I would like
to see LONGDESC to be supported.

Paul Stauffer
staufferp@cder.fda.gov


>All,
>
>this article is kind of interesting....
>http://www.microsoftfrontpage.com/content/articles/accessibility.html
>
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Mike Burks
>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
>Behalf Of Heather Swayne
>Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 9:24 PM
>To: WAI IG
>Cc: Jim Tobias
>Subject: RE: FrontPage Accessibility Wizard?
>
>
>In case not everyone has heard Dick Brown has changed jobs within
>Microsoft - he has moved back to an editor position within MS Press
>(Dick's background was in User Assistance or product documentation
>before he joined the Accessible Technology Group 3 years ago).
>
>FrontPage 2002, which shipped as part of Office XP, does not contain an
>accessibility wizard.  Although, as Terry Crowley and others have
>pointed out, there are third party products that can be used with
>FrontPage to check for accessibility.
>
>Heather Swayne
>Lead Program Manager for the
>Technical Solutions Team within the
>Microsoft Accessible Technology Group
>
> -----Original Message-----
>From: 	Wendy A Chisholm [mailto:wendy@w3.org]
>Sent:	Wednesday, April 11, 2001 6:12 PM
>To:	WAI IG
>Cc:	Jim Tobias
>Subject:	RE: FrontPage Accessibility Wizard?
>
>Hello,
>
>In the minutes that you refer to, Dick Brown took an action item to
>forward
>more information to the ER list about a FrontPage Accessibility Wizard.
>It
>is my understanding that an accessibility wizard for FrontPage does not
>exist.  I do not know if one is currently in development.  Perhaps
>someone
>from Microsoft could provide more information on this?
>
>--wendy
>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
[mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
>> > Behalf Of Jim Tobias
>> > Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 1:57 PM
>> > To: WAI IG
>> > Subject: FrontPage Accessibility Wizard?
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > I notice that there are references in the June 12 and 26, 2000 ER
>> > teleconferences to a FrontPage Accessibility Wizard.  Can anyone
>> > supply detail on this? Thanks in advance.
>> >
>> > Jim
>> >
>> >
>> > Jim Tobias
>> > Inclusive Technologies
>> > tobias@inclusive.com
>> > 732.441.0831 v/tty
>> > www.inclusive.com
>> >
>> >
>> >
>
>--
>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>madison, wi usa
>tel: +1 608 663 6346
>/--
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2001 10:43:43 GMT

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