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Re: approval

From: Marc Haunschild <mh@zadi.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:06:27 +0100
Message-ID: <4F4485E3.60703@zadi.de>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Meliha,

Simple question, simple answer. There are four categories of problems, 
people might have using a website

vision
hearing
movement
cognition

can be less than average or (partially) non-existent (like the ability 
to see colors or to see with just one eye).

Some things, which can be a challenge in real life, do not influence the 
usage of a website a lot: like sitting in a wheel chair.

I think this is clear. So just try to understand what needs have people 
which cannot see. Can they use your site? How? It is quite easy to 
support them: they use screenreaders, programs that read your content. 
You have to provide ALL the content as text (also what is on your 
pictures). Now disable your css and look at your pages: everything 
should be linearly ordered in just one dimension: from top to bottom. 
Make sure, that the content is provided in the correct order: does it 
still make sense? Or do you use phrases like:  on the left you see... - 
which is nonsense now, because there is no left or right ;-)

Try this with other disabilties. What is a problem for people that 
cannot move very good: if they cannot put there arms way up in the air, 
its propably no problem to use a mouse and keyboard, but if they have a 
tremor, its very difficult for them to klick on tiny buttons and icons.

With this approach you can find out a lot about your own site. If you 
like exoeriments: Just try to use your page with your feet instead of 
hands, wear glasses for watching 3d-movies (these with green and red 
"glass")

And further just use your imagination.

One thing which is difficult to understand: people whonever were able to 
hear, normally do not speak even the language of there own country. They 
use gestures for communication. So they cannot read your texts - at 
least only with big difficulties. So try to keep your sentences short, 
remain essentially, just write, like everybody should write anyway: 
there are a lot of descriptions/tutorials out there in the web, How to 
write texts.

You will see - all of this improvements will help everybody to use your 
site - like already saif here: accessibility ist usability for everybody.

Good luck with your site!

Am 20.02.2012 10:59, schrieb Meliha Yenilmez:
> Hi Everone,
>
> I have two questions.
>
> First one, I want to learn our web site is accessible or not? How can 
> our web site approval for accessbile or no?
>
> And second one, if our web page/pages is accessible,  who can give 
> conformance logo/s?
>
> Thanks for all,
>
> *Meliha Yenilmez*

Marc
Received on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 06:06:59 GMT

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