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Re: archive: RFC: new sketch available

From: Kelly Ford <Kelly@kellford.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 08:04:34 -0800
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.0.20020314075126.02595170@pop.onemain.com>
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
Just a quick note to anyone who might try these pages with versions of JAWS 
earlier than 4.0, at least I think that's the right version.  Remember that 
earlier versions of JAWS defaulted to showing a title tag on a text link as 
opposed to the link text.  You need to change JAWS to default to reading 
screen text.  You can do this on the fly by pressing insert-v and then 
changing the Text Links Verbosity option.

I mention this because if you don't make this change you'll find some text 
duplication for things like Next and Previous message.

A few comments:

On the page <http://www.w3.org/2002/03/archives-improvements/ml-period> I 
find the following at the beginning.  *L indicates where AT says "link".

wai-xtech@w3.org from August 2001: By Date

wai-xtech@w3.org from August 2001
By Date
*L 58 messages
sorted by
*[ author ]
*[ thread ]
*[ subject ]

Would it be possible to include "sorted" in the line that indicates the 
current sort method?  Also consider changing the "sorted by" to "sort by"

The page <http://www.w3.org/2002/03/archives-improvements/ml-inde> seems to 
have a search feature at the beginning.  But I find no Go/Search button to 
submit my search.

Kelly


At 10:24 AM 3/14/02 -0500, Al Gilman wrote:
>Back in August we were last discussing the accessibility of the W3C email 
>archives.  The W3C Team (Dom, the webmaster) has now started on a design 
>proposal for archive reforms.
>
> >
> >Here is the first draft for the archives improvement proposal:
> >
> >http://www.w3.org/2002/03/archives-improvements/
> >
> >This document explains what changes are proposed, why, and links to
> >implementations of these changes.
> >
>
>The 'implementations' are demo-ware mockups.  The links peter out after a 
>while.
>
>Please comment on this description and the example instances.  Be as 
>specific as you can in describing what features you used, and what if any 
>difficulties you encountered or you expect users with disabilities would 
>encounter.  Post comments here to wai-xtech@w3.org.  Thank you
>
>Al
>
>PS:  The previous send was a typo, I was not really ready to send.
Received on Thursday, 14 March 2002 10:51:41 GMT

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