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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?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [web watch] Re: Seeking Ideas on CollegeQuest: 
http://www.collegequest.com
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>

Kelly,

I don't have any suggestions for this particular case; however, I
think
that the only way we are going to have an accessible Web in the future
is
to lobby the makers of arthuring tools to make these tools
accessibility
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
many
arthuring tools there are, but I think getting their makers to include
accessibility guidelines would be easier than educating Web page
designers
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:
>
>http://www.collegequest.com
>
>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?
>
>Kelly
>
>
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 1999 13:34:37 GMT

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