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re: Non-geek version of guidelines - Reply

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 23:21:47 -0500
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To: Julie Howell <JHOWELL@rnib.org.uk>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Interesting introduction to accessibility. Braillenet had done something
similar last year -- it also used a more conversational tone than the WCAG
guidelines. In both cases, for WAI to be able to use these materials we'd
need to be sure they are cross-disability.

I agree with Alan Cantor that we should look at what is already available
in terms of examples within the WCAG Curriculum. 

For instance, http://www.w3.org/WAI/wcag-curric/sam7-0.htm shows how to
make an animation accessible.

[note: as with Alan's and my previous comments on this list, the curriculum
is being moved right now, and this link is not yet stable]


At 10:58 AM 2/22/00 +0000, Julie Howell wrote:
>Hello Alan and everyone,
>I agree with this point.  Many UK Web designers know nothing about HTML. 
>They use point-and-click design tools, and don't know an ahref from a mailto.
>To give them a hand, we produced a simple factsheet 'hints on designing
>accessible web sites'.  This has proved to be extremely popular.
>The factsheet features a number of WAI and RNIB print legibility
>It is not intended to replace WCAG or even to be an overview of them.  It is
>simply a gentle introduction that aims to show that accessible design is
>and achievable.
>I welcome any 'non-geek' guidelines.  
>Best wishes
>Julie Howell
>Campaigns Officer (Access to Digital Information)
>Royal National Institute for the Blind
>Tel. +44 0207 391 2191
>Fax. +44 0207 391 2104
>1.7 million people in the UK experience a serious sight problem or blindness.
>Poor Web design prevents many disabled people from getting the most from
>the Web. Support our campaign for better Web design!
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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