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Re: UK Government Web Guidelines

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:03:21 -0500 (EST)
To: <goliver@accease.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201311301180.32538-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi folks,

having worked on the development of a number of guidelines, I can assure you
that I have never met a group who is capable of getting it right the first
time, and that most groups rely on extensive constructive criticism to get it
mostly right any time.

I would therefore have encouraged (if I had read this thread last week)
people to respond, pointing out errors or problem areas and good points in a
constructive way.

cheers

Charles McCN

On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 goliver@accease.com wrote:

  The UK Government has a draft set of guidelines for UK
  Government web sites posted at

  http://www.e-envoy.gov.uk/publications/guidelines/webguidelines/handbook/index.htm

  The close off date for feedback is 31 January and they
  are very long.

  However, the quick and the interested may want to have
  a look at what looks like the accessibility section

  Word Version.
  http://www.e-envoy.gov.uk/publications/guidelines/webguidelines/handbook/drafts2-4v1.doc

  PDF version.
  http://www.e-envoy.gov.uk/publications/guidelines/webguidelines/handbook/pdf/drafts2-4v1.pdf

  There is no HTML version.

  One alarming extract from the accessibility section

  'All important images must have an 'alt' attribute and
  value'

  Feedback goes to
  webguidelines@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

  Cheers
  Graham

  AccEase Ltd : Making on-line information accessible
  Phone : +64 9 846 6995
  Email : goliver@accease.com


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