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RE: how to get corporates to change?

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 19:58:40 +0100
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <today@bbc.co.uk>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFAEMKFCAA.danny666@virgilio.it>
I've just spent a good while trying to find something corresponding to
'Listen' using the Lynx browser, without success. The page source is a mass
of Javascript...

Is there a purpose for alt="" that I'm unaware of? It seems to occur a lot
on this page.

Good timing - the BBC today launched their first new music service in 32
years (and it's digital). Shame about the site.

Cheers,
Danny.

BTW, what on earth could be 'New!' about The Archers? Ed Grundy's got a
digital radio? Anthrax?

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Danny Ayers
<stuff> http://www.isacat.net </stuff>

>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
>Behalf Of Jonathan Chetwynd
>Sent: 11 March 2002 18:28
>To: Jonathan Chetwynd; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Cc: today@bbc.co.uk
>Subject: Re: how to get corporates to change?
>
>
>I'm having real problems lobbying the BBC.
>Is there a guide to instigating change, from the outside?
>
>things to consider regarding the website design of
>http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/
>
>at least eight buttons are labelled 'listen', listen to what, you and I
>know, however my guess is at least 20% of the population would
>have no idea.
>(valuing people, uk govt white paper). this type of link is no better than
>'click here'
>
>there are about 160 links on this page, all visible at one time. This means
>nearly everything is a link, and there is far too much of it. google/yahoo
>generally offer ~20 + a few site links.
>
>there are a large number of broken links, not surprising perhaps, but makes
>for a dud experience. with plenty of pop up windows, try
>http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/artist_area/williamsrobbie/  and try to listen
>to 'eternity', this is topical stuff.
>
>This may very well be the best example yet (peepo excluded) of what not to
>do.
>
>its a pity, because the BBC also has plenty of excellent resources,
>presented in a reasonable way.
>They also tend to use a picture to illustrate a link in many instances, for
>example http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/ and this is relatively
>innovative.
>
>jonathan chetwynd
>
>http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture
>directory
>on the web"
>http://www.learningdifficulty.org.uk "Our guide to helping people with a
>learning difficulty get the most from the web"
>
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