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RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:35:10 -0400
To: "Denise Wood" <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>, "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJFEIALPLCLHAPJAIAECJFDAA.mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic SiteMy thoughts on why it wont work
are because of the coding of the scripts....make sense to anyone?


Mike Burks
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Denise Wood [mailto:Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au]
  Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 3:09 PM
  To: 'mburks952@worldnet.att.net'; WAI IG
  Subject: RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site

  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


  Dr Denise L Wood
  Lecturer: Professional Development (online teaching and learning)
  University of South Australia
  CE Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
  Ph:    (61 8) 8302 2172 / (61 8) 8302 4472 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  Fax:  (61 8) 8302 2363 / (61 8) 8302 4390
  Mob: (0413 648 260)

  Email:  Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Michael R. Burks [mailto:mburks952@worldnet.att.net]
  Sent: Saturday, 27 October 2001 3:01 AM
  To: WAI IG
  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 15:36:43 UTC

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