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Re: Al Gore Website compares their accessibility with Bush's

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 10:24:46 -0400
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To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

right, it has a popup that violates 10.1.  Neither Bobby nor the WAVE 
caught it (technique 10.1.2 in AERT [1] would have caught it... but neither 
Bobby nor WAVE implement that yet).

This wouldn't keep them from advertising Bobby Approval anyway, since Bobby 
approval corresponds to Priority 1, and as you point out popups are 
priority 2.    (BTW, there's no such thing as "WAVE approved"... it simply 
refers people to WCAG.)

I'll email the Gore site webmaster... about that popup and becoming double 
A in general.  (If someone else has already done so please tell me).

It's great for people to be boasting of accessibility as a competitive edge!


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/AERT#no-new-windows

At 09:09 AM 7/20/00 -0500, Jon Gunderson wrote:
>Gore's site though does automatically open a window after about 5 seconds 
>on the page to allow you to make a campaign contribution and the focus 
>moves to the new window.  Bobby and Wave may not detect this problem, but 
>it is usually very disorienting to visually impaired users.  This violates 
>checkpoint 10.1 in WCAG, notably a priority 2 checkpoint.
>At 09:45 AM 7/20/2000 -0400, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>>A press release from Al Gore at 
>>compares the accessibility of his web site with Bush's.  It references a 
>>7/17/2000 story in the Washington Post
>>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58625-2000Jul17.html (one 
>>of the articles that quotes Judy BTW).
>>The article notes problems in the Bush site found with Bobby, and WAVE, 
>>but no problems in the Gore Site.  The article also references the  W3C 
>>tools list.
>>Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
>>Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
>>Department of Electrical Engineering
>>Temple University 423 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122
>>(215) 204-2247 (voice)  (800) 750-7428 (TTY)
>>The WAVE web page accessibility evaluation assistant: 
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>College of Applied Life Studies
>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>Voice: (217) 244-5870
>Fax: (217) 333-0248
>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua

Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Department of Electrical Engineering
Temple University 423 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122


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