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RE: Guild of Accessible Web Designers starts membership drive

From: John Colby <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 13:35:43 -0000
Message-ID: <107DE25EC0216C45AEF670016024245F742AC7@exchangea.staff.uce.ac.uk>
To: <tina@greytower.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On 2 Dec Tina wrote

On  1 Dec, Pat Byrne wrote:

> The Guild of Accessible Web Designers 'went public' today. Although the
> Guild is not ready for an official launch, they are looking for new
> members who are interesting in helping to develop the organization. The
> intention is to launch officially some time in early 2004.

 > Wonderful news.

 > I have only two questions, if I may.

 > 1 - Why are there 14 validation errors on the GAWDs front page ?

   > 2 - When they say, quote, "completed an approved Accessible Web
        Design course."; which courses are approved, and by whom ?

I also have two questions.

Has anyone proofread the pages to pick up errors such as :

Validate you site <http://valet.gawds.org/> | and  5. GAWDS.org believes that 'accessible web design is good for business"; both for designers/developers, and for clients looking to build new websites, or improve existing websites. 

And why does it fail the Cynthia test with
11.2 Avoid deprecated features of W3C technologies. 
Rule: 11.2.1 - Identify the use of one or more deprecated elements or attributes within the document. 
Failure - Document uses one or more deprecated elements or attributes. The document contains the element: body with the deprecated attribute: bgcolor
This, unfortunately, does not inspire me with confidence.
John Colby 
Lecturer, School of Computing, Faculty of Computing, Information and English 
Room F328a, Feeney Building, University of Central England, 
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