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Re: Judging Web Site Accessibility

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 16:35:39 -0700
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030627161847.02757138@collie.ats.ucla.edu>
To: "Section 508.US" <tagi11@cox.net>, "Craig Hadley" <craig@4thandgoal.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

There are tools & techniques from Macromedia for making Flash content 
accessible:

http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/accessibility/

It appears they have used some of these tools: in one section the buttons 
have very nice labels that my setup with Jaws 4.5 & IE 6 can read just fine 
(the latest WindowEyes also supports this, but it's still only reaching a 
portion of the screen reader audience.)

But then there's a section of unlabeled buttons (only California is 
labeled, so maybe they're detecting my location? Weird.)

I don't pick up any rollover or fly-out menu effects if they are there.

& I don't find a link to an html equivalent, which as far as I know remains 
the only way to guarantee accessibility across platforms, browsers & 
adaptive software.

But the site carries the Bobby AAA logo.

Patrick

At 04:00 PM 6/27/2003, Section 508.US wrote:

>I personally do not see where this site is accessible, turn off js and look.
>or am I in another world. What happened to the governments own standards??
>508?
>p
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Craig Hadley" <craig@4thandgoal.com>
>To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 1:37 PM
>Subject: Re: Judging Web Site Accessibility
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>Hello,
>
>I saw the subject and a question immediately popped into my mind.
>
>Someone recently passed on to me the link of a site that saying "This is
>really neat and wouldn't it be great to do our site like this." The site in
>question is http://www.thedesk.info.
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