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Re: Judging Web Site Accessibility

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 19:44:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Section 508.US" <tagi11@cox.net>
cc: Craig Hadley <craig@4thandgoal.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0306271943420.12466-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Fri, 27 Jun 2003, Section 508.US wrote:

I use Lynx and this site may be one of the worst offenders for access in
pure text mode...nothing other than the homepage is accessible.  how in
the name of bloody blue blazes did they get a bobby stamp??

Bob

> 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
> 
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> When I went to take a look at the site I noticed that it is all in Flash and
> the people involved with this group are highly respected long time
> advocates.
> 
> So how would one "judge the accessibility" of an all Flash site as the usual
> techniques that one (or at least I) would use are not applicable (Lynx,
> source code, etc.)? Is there an automated Flash "accessibility" checker? Has
> Flash evolved enough to be even asking these question in regards to "Judging
> Web Site Accessibility"? And might the usability benefits to the targeted
> users (people with developmental disabilities) be important enough to
> consider Flash for ease of use?
> 
> Thanks,
> Craig Hadley
> Madison WI
> 

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