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RE: accessibility conformance/approval logos and web content accessibility checkers

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@unagi69.cnc.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:08:51 -0400 (EDT)
To: <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, <oedipus@hicom.net>,'Sonia Rockett' <sonia@sensorystore.co.uk>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <vic-nyc@columbia.edu>, <blind-dev@listserv.icors.org>
Message-Id: <20080729190852.184872316@courageux.cnc.net>

aloha, john!

thank you for the VERY valuable addendum -- two of the main bugbears
of the web is the lack of specific, actionable contact information 
as well as date-stamping and corporate, institutional, departmental, and 
personal accountability...

i would also like to take this opportunity to list a few other excellent
resources, which i neglected to include in my initial list -- again, the
list of resources i provided is FAR from comprehensive, but that is 
intentional, as i, too, want to learn what other materials pertaining 
to web accessibility guidelines are currently available:

another excellent reference site on web design is that which is 
maintained by Laura Carlson:

http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/

laura's collection of resources include:

1. an Accessibility Section
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/accessibility.html

2. Accessibility Statements
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/accessibility.html#statements

3. Testing, Checking, Validating
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/accessibility.html#testingaccess

4. Accessibility Tools
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/tools.html#accesstools

5. laura's own Accessibility Statement:
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/about/access_statement.html

in addition laura sends out a weekly newsletter for updates:
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/webdev_listserv.html#overview

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                 -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
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         Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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---------- Original Message -----------
From: "John Foliot - Stanford Online Accessibility Program"
<jfoliot@stanford.edu>
To: "'Gregory J. Rosmaita'" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "'Sonia Rockett'"
<sonia@sensorystore.co.uk>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: <vic-nyc@columbia.edu>, <blind-dev@listserv.icors.org>
Sent: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 11:47:39 -0700
Subject: RE: accessibility conformance/approval logos and web content
accessibility checkers

> Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> > - equally as
> > important -- to state plainly that, since accessibility lies in the
> > eye, ear, finger-tip or whatever else is available to an individual
> > user, and since no two users are identical, the
> > site/company/organization is relying on you (the user) to provide us
> > with feedback as to how to make this site more accessible and/or
> > identify problems you are encountering with the site;
> 
> Excellent post Gregory,  I might simply add that any "statement" 
> made in association with a site also clearly state the date that 
> the assessment was done, along with the caveat that the 
> statement refers to a "snapshot" of the site that day: in 
> today's web environment a site that meets all conformance 
> criteria on Monday may not by Friday, and if you are planning on 
> putting *your name* on the bottom line you need to be clear on 
> this point.
> 
> Cheers!
> 
> JF
> =====================================
> John Foliot
> Program Manager
> Stanford Online Accessibility Program
> http://soap.stanford.edu
> Stanford University
> Tel: 650-862-4603
> 
> SOAP is a program directed by the
> Vice Provost for Student Affairs
> 
> =====================================
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