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RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site

From: Denise Wood <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 04:38:39 +0930
Message-ID: <E1962E8F1DF0D411878300A0C9ACB0F902463750@exstaff4.magill.unisa.edu.au>
To: "'mburks952@worldnet.att.net'" <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>, WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I checked in IE 5.5, Opera and Lynx. Would not run in Lynx due to frames. Even
though I have QT installed did not play videos in Opera but Ok in IE. Also
requires Flash and Acrobat to access some components on site.

No captioning in some audio files but does provide text transcripts of videos
set in background screen - if you can manage to read the text which is placed
over a photographic image.

No obvious problems for 3 types of colour blindness using Vischeck Photoshop
plugin - but major problems with clarity and contrast of text. Even for a
person without a visual impairment some text almost impossible to read. Graphic
text associated with wire mesh images is also vert fuzzy.

Seemed to work Ok with Windows Eyes screen reader.

I managed to navigate OK with keyboard.

No Priority 1 level access problems identified in Bobby.
4 Priority 2 level problems:
-As appropriate, use metadata to add computer-understandable information about
the page. 
-Mark up any quotations with the Q and BLOCKQUOTE elements. 
-If scripts create pop-up windows or change the active window, make sure that
the user is aware this is happening. (4 instances)
-Check that the foreground and background colors contrast sufficiently with
each other. 
1 Priority 3 level problem
-As appropriate, use metadata to add computer-understandable information about
the page. 

Couldn't get Wave to analyse the site (don't know what was happening there -
appeared to be bounding to another server).

A-Prompt reported 3 priority 1 level problems and 1 priority level 3 problem on
home page.

W3C HTML Validation Service Reported that the site does not validate as HTML
4.0 Transitional. Following problems identified:
-No Character Encoding detected! 
-required attribute "TYPE" not specified
-Error: end tag for element "FRAMESET" which is not open; try removing the end
tag or check for improper nesting of elements 

That's about it. Anyone have the same problems I experienced trying to analyse
this site with Wave? I'd like to know why it wouldn't work for this site.


Dr Denise L Wood
Lecturer: Professional Development (online teaching and learning)
University of South Australia
CE Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
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Email:	Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael R. Burks [mailto:mburks952@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Saturday, 27 October 2001 3:01 AM
Subject: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site


has anyone checked out the accessibility of http://www.slc2002.org/?


Mike Burks
Received on Friday, 26 October 2001 15:08:45 UTC

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