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RE: examples of sites with good accessibility

From: Glenda L Sims <gsims@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:05:41 -0500
Message-ID: <5B59870CA143DD408BD6279374B74C8B01882986@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Felix Miata" <mrmazda@ij.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


You are right, I didn't win the battle on the default font size, but we
did implement relative font sizing (a huge improvement over the previous
fixed font version).

As for the fly-out menus, I was shocked when two designs ago, our
extensive usability testing (with students, faculty, staff and people
with visual disabilities) chose the fly-out menu design.  I myself had
bet they wouldn't want it.  But the depth and breadth of our site made
the fly-out menus a unanimous choice from our users.  I do like that
these fly-out menus are done in css (not javascript).

How do I sleep at night?  Well...I do the best I can and continue to
strive to make the web a better place!

Glenda (the goodwitch)

glenda sims | university of texas at austin | glendathegood.com  
web for everyone. web on everything. - w3 goals 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:45 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: examples of sites with good accessibility

On 06/10/19 09:07 (GMT-0500) Glenda L Sims apparently typed:

> For higher ed, I'd like to throw the front door of www.utexas.edu into
> the ring as a good model.  We worked hard with John Slatin, Jim
> and Jim Allan to test and implement an accessible and standards
> compliant solution.


Just as do WAG 1 and WAG 2, you seem to have omitted accessibility _Job
legible text sizing. In
http://www.utexas.edu/wc/first_level/css/main.css I
count 44 instances of font-size. 17 of them set it to .65em, and 22 to
.68em. I don't know how you can sleep at night thinking this is
design, and with fixed width and flyout menus no less. This is
for web designers and mice, not normal humans, much less normal humans
poorer than average yet fully functional eyesight.
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and I am helped."				Psalm 28:7 NIV

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