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[Fwd: [webwatch] Re: Seeking Ideas on CollegeQuest: http://www.collegequest.com]

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 13:34:52 -0400
Message-ID: <372746BC.E619B8A@clark.net>
To: WAI User Agent Working Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
I pass this on because he meaning Gary King may want to work with us?

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Subject: [web watch] Re: Seeking Ideas on CollegeQuest: 
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 10:53:20 -0400
From: Gary King <w4wkz@usit.net>
Reply-To: "webwatch" <webwatch@telelists.com>
To: "webwatch" <webwatch@telelists.com>


I don't have any suggestions for this particular case; however, I
that the only way we are going to have an accessible Web in the future
to lobby the makers of arthuring tools to make these tools
aware.  If someone designing a Web page in a way that would make it
inaccessible could see a message pop up on their screen suggesting an
alternative accessible page design, this would make it just as easy to
design an accessible page as an inaccessible one.  I don't know how
arthuring tools there are, but I think getting their makers to include
accessibility guidelines would be easier than educating Web page
one at a time.

Gary, w4wkz@usit.net

At 08:04 AM 4/28/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>Does anyone have ideas on what's happening with the registration screen of
>a web site called CollegeQuest which can be found at:
>When you choose the Register button you are taken to a form.  However when
>viewing the form in a graphical browser there does not appear to be any
>fields that one can tab to.  I even tried using a screen reader's mouse
>movement commands to click where I guessed edit boxes would appear after
>text entry prompts with no luck.
>I was able to find text entry boxes when viewing this form with Lynx.
>Unfortunately after struggling to complete the form with that browser,
>choosing Submit didn't yield any productive results.
>>From looking at the html of the registration form it seems that there's
>some combination of Javascript and such going on.
>The greater question is what to do about things like this?  How can we make
>some real changes in web accessibility?  I can ask my questions here,
>someone with some technical knowledge will likely confirm that there's a
>problem but then what?  This site appears to be put out by Thompson
>Publishing and I have doubts that a few people asking for a change or
>correction is going to make them revisit this issue.  Ideas, suggestions?
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 1999 13:34:37 UTC

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