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Re: Quick feedback requested on draft WAI home page redesign

From: Larry G. Hull <Larry.G.Hull@gsfc.nasa.gov>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:42:30 -0400
Message-Id: <v0422080db5f1577dac31@[]>
To: jbrewer@w3.org

I sent comments as requested and received the following response.

>From: "Turner, Jeff" <jturner@jhancock.com>
>To: "Larry G. Hull" <Larry.G.Hull@gsfc.nasa.gov>
>Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: Quick feedback requested on draft WAI ho
>	me page redesign
>Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:20:32 -0400
>I am out until MondayPlease contact Judy Ansaldi or Ross Vroom for

I've no idea from the above whether my feedback (see below for copy) 
is saved or lost. :(


     ---  feedback message   ---

The following two comments are from a friend who uses a braille 
reader and Netscape.

(1)     When I click the [unwrap table] button, all that apparently happens
is that a statement is added below the menu bar, which reads:

    Summary: Layout table can be unwrapped for screen reader access. The
    first part contains news, 'about WAI', participation information, and
    a search form. The second part lists WAI resources.

     Since the bar itself says:

    News … About WAI … Participation … Resources … Search … [unwrap table]

I confess, I don't get the point, except that this could presumably
contain some expanded information when necessary.

(2) By the way, I don't know how the menu bar appears in print, but
in braille, the header separators look like numeral 7's (%B7); NOT TOO
SPIFFY! -- What's wrong with standard ASCII | (pipe, %7C)? It's perfectly
clear and "THE SAME" for any application.  Before we start using extended
codes for general use, I think we better "standardize" the interpretation
-- if that's not a contradiction in terminology.

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