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RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 17:26:10 -0400
To: <danny@isacat.net>, "Denise Wood" <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>, "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJFEIALPLCLHAPJAIGEDAFDAA.mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic SiteDanny,

my impression exactly....to me the page is a mess, no alt tags, does not run
if you have JavaScript turned off.  Needs frames...as you said, thin ice...I
like that!

Sincerely,

Mike Burks
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Danny Ayers [mailto:danny666@virgilio.it]
  Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 5:06 PM
  To: mburks952@worldnet.att.net; Denise Wood; WAI IG
  Subject: RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site


  Mike - I'd be interested to hear what kind of problems (and which browser)
you are experiencing. The script on this page does look like it is on thin
ice, trying to supply something nice to a browser that supports "JavaScript"
and even more to a browser that supports "javascript1.2" - the case of the
names is inconsistent which hints that there might be cold plunges in store
here. Speaking of plunges - the page offers the following :

  Please enable the "frames" setting in your browser's preferences or
settings menu.
  Please enable the "scripts" setting in your browser's preferences or
settings menu.

  It looks like this page has been designed for (relatively recent) IE and
Netscape, anything else can go swim.
  I'd suspect that the automated checkers might be a bit fooled - the page
will probably present something practically acceptable but absolutely
uninformative to a lot of browsers.

  Cheers,
  Danny.





  ---
  Danny Ayers
  http://www.isacat.net

  Alternate email (2001) :
  danny666@virgilio.it
  danny_ayers@yahoo.co.uk

    -----Original Message-----
    From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Michael R. Burks
    Sent: 26 October 2001 21:35
    To: Denise Wood; WAI IG
    Subject: RE: Accessibility of Salt Lake Olympic Site


    My thoughts on why it wont work are because of the coding of the
scripts....make sense to anyone?

    Sincerely,

    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
site.

      Denise

      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
      WWW:
http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/homepage.asp?Name=Denise.Wood




      -----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



      All,

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

      Sincerely,

      Mike Burks
Received on Friday, 26 October 2001 17:27:25 GMT

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