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Web Accessibility Introduction - suggestions

From: <michaeka@wellsfargo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 12:24:06 -0700
Message-ID: <4FE9AD0A3D28CE42A163544072FE86760605EADF@msgsw55cacah01.wellsfargo.com>
To: shawn@w3.org, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hello, all -

Shawn responded well to Judy's request for greater for brevity for this
document; however, something was lost in the process. I find that the
document is a bit chunky and needs more flow and improved structure. Some
suggestions:

- For the Content links, go back to one level of bullets. The two-level
version is unnecessarily complex and harder to scan. 

- Break out the related links from the content, but keep the content in one
column - for example (based on Shawn's first version):

At the most basic level, Web accessibility is about people with disabilities
being able to use the Web. The goal of Web accessibility is that people with
disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with Web sites
and Web applications. An accessible Web is flexible to meet different needs
and preferences.

More on What is Web Accessibility [bold]:

[list item] Components of Web Accessibility explains the role of Web sites
and Web applications, Web browsers and media players, assistive
technologies, Web authoring and evaluation tools, Web technologies, and
people in the Web accessibility. [Separating this link also eliminates the
need for the Components of Web Accessibility subhead/second-level Content
bullet.]

[list item] How People with Disabilities Use the Web provides a general
introduction to how people with different kinds of disabilities use the Web
through scenarios describing Web accessibility. 

Breaking out the links this way gives the page more contrast and
scannability. 

- For a bit more flow, change title of document from "Web Accessibility
Introduction" to "Web Accessibility: An Introduction" or "An Introduction to
Web Accessibility."

Regards,

Blossom
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2004 15:24:46 UTC

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