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Easy Checks

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:39:58 +0800
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Hi all

Thank you so much for the hard work you've put into this document.  I think it's going to be very popular with organisations and individuals who do not have background in accessibility.

I've gone through all of the points and they seem well-written.  I've got a couple of suggestions if you don't mind.

Re-sizing - As far as I'm aware, you need to be able to use zoom or text size largest or similar, not necessarily both to pass this.  IE isn't mentioned as providing the ability to re-size the text only while the other browsers are.

Title - you mention that you can use WAT to check the title through the Structure tab.  You might like to add that you can check it also through the Doc Info>Metadata info tab where it also shows clearly

Elements and Order - your last point says that tabbing through the controls on the page doesn't stop at the bottom but goes back up to the top.  While I agree that this is best practice, I haven't seen it in WCAG - unless I've been missing it all along.

Visual - you state that the focus should be the same for the keyboard focus as for the mouse.  While again I totally agree, it isn't stated this way in WCAG (that I've seen at least).

The reason I raise these issues is that while I totally agree they are best practice, when clients who have had technical accessibility audits done read the Easy Checks document, they may find it doesn't completely agree with WCAG in these issues.  For most people it won't be a problem, but it may confuse some, and as you've made a couple of notes that something is 'best practice' already, you might like to include these.

I'm happy to chat about these (and am open to correction if I've missed something).


Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(CS)
PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
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