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RE: Media: Olympics Site Targets Disabled

From: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 11:23:07 +0100
Message-ID: <FDFC0668A850D246BC4231715D94904E0CD9EA@uranus.jkd.co.uk>
To: "David Sloan" <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
OK, it is better than previous Olympic sites, but it is in no way fully accessible, failing simple Bobby tests, W3C validation... the list goes on...

Also, the hyperlinks within the text are confusing and meaningless when read out of context. Need I go on?

So, being that they have said that they want disabled users to visit the site, where do we on this list go from here? I have already emailed my comments to the webmaster at the site and await a response.

Still, there are two years left to put it right and I think that the site developers will be open to comments and suggestions.

Over to others on the list...

-----Original Message-----
From: David Sloan [mailto:DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 11:03
To: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
Subject: Media: Olympics Site Targets Disabled

"Athens is claiming an Olympic first this week as organisers for the 2004
Games unveil what they say is the first website in the Olympic family to
meet international standards for disabled access."


NB the article is dated 12th March, so apologies if list members have
already been made aware of it.

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