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Re: redraft of WAI home page

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 23:16:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: Helle BjarnÝ <hbj@visinfo.dk>
cc: "W3c-Wai-Eo (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008302315470.25806-100000@tux.w3.org>
What about having the links to the pages, and then saying a bit inn text
about what can be found on those pages (i.e make the links not be links
anymore? (A better solution would be if it were possible to skip a particular
group of links...)

cheers

Charles

On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Helle BjarnÝ wrote:

  I showed the  different drafts to the blind persons I normally work with in
  matters of accessibility to the web, both really experts in the area.
  Their comments were: to many links and text on the page, they would prefer
  if there only were links to the underlying pages:
  News, Resources, Participation, About WAI, Search with just a short
  explanation about each of this pages telling what kind of information you
  will find there. I think William was in favor of this kind of page on our
  meeting last Friday. personally I also prefer pages with fewer links. The
  latest draft has more than 60 links and it's very difficult to keep track of
  what you're looking for and even harder if you have to keep track with 
  a screen-reader and speech or Braille display. I think the present WAI home
  page has 57 links. It would be very good if we could reduce the number of
  links to e.g. 25. I once read in a book on user friendly web design that a
  page should not have more than 10 links ( this may be outdated) but I still
  think it's a good design rule.
  
  Kind regards
  Helle Bjarno
  Visual Impairment Knowledge Centre
  e-mail: hbj@visinfo.dk
  phone: +45 39 46 01 04, fax: +45 30 61 94 14
  mail: Rymarksvej 1, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark.
  

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