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RE: Canadian French language websites study WAS [w3c-wai-ig] <non e>

From: Posts <posts@2-tiersoftware.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 07:36:24 -0800
To: "'Scarlett Julian (ED)'" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, "'Jean-Marie D'Amour'" <jmdamour@videotron.ca>, "'WAI-IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I ran it through systran and have a translated copy. Jean-Marie please let
me know what would be acceptable distribution to you, if any.

Thanks,
Kawika Ohumukini
2-Tier Software, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Scarlett Julian (ED)
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 1:34 AM
> To: 'Jean-Marie D'Amour'; WAI-IG
> Subject: RE: Canadian French language websites study WAS 
> [w3c-wai-ig] <non e>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jean-Marie,
> 
> 1 question: is this going to be translated into English?
> 
> 1 comment: please include a meaningful subject for your posts.
> 
> thanks
> 
> Julian
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jean-Marie D'Amour [mailto:jmdamour@videotron.ca]
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 10:58 PM
> > To: WAI-IG
> > Subject: [w3c-wai-ig] <none>
> >
> 
> >
> 
> > Greetings,
> >
> 
> > The Quebec Foundation for the Blind (www.aveugles.org/), in
> 
> > collaboration
> > with the W3Québec (http://www.cybercodeur.net/w3qc/) and the
> 
> > Nazareth &
> > Louis-Braille Institute (http://www.inlb.qc.ca/), has
> 
> > released the results
> > of a web accessibility survey of 200 French language web
> 
> > sites. The study,
> > led by Jean-Marie D'Amour, evaluated 4 significant pages of
> 
> > each site (i.e.
> > home page, page with principal content, page with forms, page
> 
> > with data
> > table) for compliance with Priority 1 and Priority 2 levels
> 
> > of WCAG 1.0.
> >
> 
> > Among the sites surveyed, Québec goverment (50), Canadian
> 
> > government (25),
> > public or corporate sites (100), disability sector (25).
> > T
> > he study reveals that 84% of Web sites have poor to very poor
> 
> > performance.
> > Sub-categories with the best results were, by order of rank :
> 
> > disability
> > services, rehabilitation centres and organisations for persons with 
> > disabilities. The Canadian government sub-group ranked 4rth 
> while the 
> > Québec government ranked 10th out of 17. The three least accessible 
> > sub-groups : sports and leisure, arts and culture, careers
> 
> > and employment.
> >
> 
> > Globally, out of the 20 most frequent types of errors, the
> 
> > top 3 were, by
> > order of incidence : HTML or CSS programming errors (95%), 
> no alt text 
> > for graphics, buttons and maps (77%), headers absent or used
> 
> > in an unlogic
> 
> > order (77%).
> >
> 
> > The study also proposes recommendations for web site owners
> 
> > and designers as
> > well as for the federal and provincial goverments.
> 
> > Specifically, the study
> > stakeholders call on the Québec government to amend its disability 
> > legislation compelling all provincial ministries and agencies
> 
> > and public
> > organisations to adopt and implement the use of web
> 
> > accessibility standards.
> >
> 
> > The complete study, as well as press releases, reactions from
> 
> > evaluated web
> > sites and web accessibility resources can be found at : 
> > www.accessibiliteweb.org/accessibiliteweb.htm (in French only)
> >
> 
> > Comments and questions are welcomed.
> >
> 
> >
> 
> > Jean-Marie D'Amour
> > Chargé de dossier
> > Adaptation des technologies
> > Fondation des aveugles du Québec
> > et <http://www.accessibiliteweb.org/>AccessibilitéWeb
> > et Agent de réadaptation en déficience visuelle
> > Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille
> >
> 
> >
> 
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