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Re: site provided accessibility controll interfaces:

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:16:22 +1100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <DCB597BF-2D07-11D7-AB2F-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

The SIDAR site provides a site-specific mechanism for changing the 
viewing stylesheet within SIDAR. It also has a new feature (still in 
development, but running as a public alpha) that allows people to 
create a stylesheet through a user interface, see the results applied 
to a sample page as they go, and then explains how to add the style 
sheet to a range of browsers.

Feel free to try it out if you can struggle with spanish at 
http://www.sidar.org/recur/usuar/nav/editorcss/index.php - feedback is 
welcome, but please be aware that this is an alpha being released for 
people who like trying things that are likely to still have bugs.

Spanish speakers can send feedback to Sidar's tools group - 
G1SIDAR@yahoogroups.com (you can subscribe by going to 
http://groups.yahoogroups.com and going through a registration 
process). Also one of the developers, Emmanuelle Gutierrez y Restrepo, 
watches this list and reads english - I also watch the list and will 
transfer feedback to the spanish list as it occurs to me.

In general the method seems good to me as a repair strategy - I had 
hoped several years ago that browsers would make this redundant, but it 
seems not to be happening.

cheers

Chaals

On Saturday, Jan 18, 2003, at 00:31 Australia/Melbourne, Julian 
Voelcker wrote:

>
> Hi David,
>
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 07:32:27 -0500, David Poehlman wrote:
>> I have seen several sites cannot recall right now which ones that 
>> have nice
>> pages for configuring your site preferences.  My main objection is 
>> that you
>> have to either do it each time you hit the site, or you have to leave 
>> a
>> cookie on your system or log in.  I am not a big fan of tracked 
>> anything but
>> understand the need and desire for it and welcome it as part of the 
>> over all
>> mix.
>>
>
> Thanks.
>
> We have an implementation at http://www.sample.charityskills.net.
>
> It does use cookies to remember your settings, but on that site I 
> can't see
> anyway around it.
>
> On the site that I am working on at the moment (it's actually the 
> parent site
> ), the users will be in a subscriber area so we can store their 
> preferences on
> the server.
>
> We will be expanding the functionality of the Accessibility link to 
> include
> instructions to show people how they can make changes in their own 
> browser and
> will also provide them with a link so that they can set their 
> preferences on
> our page and then download a css file containing those settings so 
> that they
> can use them on there sites.
>
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Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2003 01:16:48 GMT

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