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Re: access of the w3c mailing lists web sites

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:12:03 -0600
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <D79A39F6-E872-43D4-9921-A37254CDDDD5@w3.org>
To: Lucy Greco <lgreco@berkeley.edu>

On Feb 12, 2014, at 1:32 PM, Lucy Greco <lgreco@berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Hello:
> I wanted to subscribe to a few of your mailing lists and was horrified at how little access I found on the pages. Here are just a few notes I can also do a screen cast if that would help
>  The following are not in any order
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/
> the table on this page should make proper connections between the clickable elements such as
> by thread
> by author
> by subject
> 124 
> And witch month you would be getting my author or by thread.
>  A simple roe header would help but what about using Aria describe by
>  Too much of your content is template and every wear I look for list information  I see things like about this list well please make it clearer what list by saying about this list you might as well say click here
> The same goes  for subscribe  what am I subscribing to.
> http://lists.w3.org/
> this was the page that really set me off.
> There are to definition lists on this page really a definition list these should be tables its un reasonable to expect a screen reader user to navigate lists this long in the form they are in.
> I am not even sure in the end if I subscribed  to the lists I wanted because the information  was so overwhelming I in the end just searched for access with my screen reader and joined the lists that looked write.
>  These pages really are a start but if you the w3c canít create a comfortable accessible user experience how can I teach others to do so

Hi Lucy,

Thank you for the input. I'll be sure to share your suggestions with my colleagues. We have ambitions to improve the usability of our site overall (including the mailing list archives) although we are making slower progress than we would like.


>  Lucy
> Lucia Greco
> Web Access Analyst
> IST-Campus Technology Services
> University of California, Berkeley
> (510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
> http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

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