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Re: Administrative interfaces

From: Srinivasu Chakravarthula <lists@srinivasu.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:49:29 +0530
Message-ID: <CAFHrfbxNo=Ju49RgK21P1M9s4-nORumv7MidCWsR8cbtBRLt7A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Régine Lambrecht <Regine.Lambrecht@tipik.eu>
Cc: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi All,
Absolutely agree! Accessibility "must" not impact design / usability.
That's the reason, one should think of accessibility right at the design
stage itself and code semantically and with right techniques for whatever
technology that one prefer to use.

Best,
-Vasu

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Régine Lambrecht <
Regine.Lambrecht@tipik.eu> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I think accessibility should not impact on usability; and a pretty
> interface is part of its usability. For identical functionalities, an
> employee will be more productive (and happy) if working with a pretty
> interface. There has been experimental research on this: prettiness is part
> of usability. So you should care about its visual prettiness anyway.
>
> But accessible doesn't mean ugly, as we know :)
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Woolley [mailto:forums@david-woolley.me.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:00 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Administrative interfaces
>
> Christian Biggins wrote:
> >
> > I was wondering whether or not an administrative interface for a website
> > should also be compliant?
> >
> > Personally I would think it should, but clearly there is a fairly
> > weighty argument against the additional work, especially if you are
> > controlling who can and cannot access the interface. Granted if you hire
> > somebody who relies on the use of assistive technologies, you would need
> > to revisit, but would it be a requirement?
> >
>
> Ultimately this is a question for legislators, but in my view it should
> be easy to produce A or AA compliance for such an administrative
> interface, because you do not have to worry about branding and making it
> visually pretty.
>
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