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Re: BAD barriers page -- title & H1

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 10:27:52 -0500
Message-ID: <44CE2178.60101@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>

Shadi & Henny & EOWG,

Comments below:

> - <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/Demo/features>

> wonder if, for new users, that it may be made even clearer
> if the actual document heading is "Before and After Demonstration:
> Accessibility Barriers".

I had the same thought.

> Basically I agree that adding the word "accessibility" to the title 
> makes it clearer but sadly also even longer than it already is. I was 
> thinking about dropping the cumbersome "Before and After" from the 
> title, then reworking it a little. The titles I came up with are:
> 
> * "Demonstration: Accessibility Barriers"
> * "Demonstrated Accessibility Barriers"
> 
> Any reactions?

A minor issue with those is that someday we might have other demonstrations of accessibility barriers, out side of the BAD project.

I think it's OK for it to be a little long for the sake of clarity. Yet I do think it's good to make it shorter if we can do so and keep it clear.

I also think we want to balance between first time readers and repeat readers (and how people will actually refer to this in speech -- e.g., I say "BAD Demo"). Furthermore, people *should* read the Overview page first. We'll always link to the overview page when we point to this resource, and the Barriers page should clearly point readers to the overview page in case they accidentally come here first (e.g., from search engine).

Other ideas:

1. title/h1: "BAD Demo Accessibility Barriers" 

First paragraph: "This page lists the main accessibility barriers in the Before and After Demonstration (BAD Demo). For an introduction to the BAD Demo, see <a href>Before and After Demonstration: Overview</a>. For details on the accessibility barriers in the Demo, see the <a href>Web Accessibility Evaluation Report</a>."

In the U.S., I think "Demo" is better than "Demonstration". Questions:
* How does "Demo" work for other English speaking peoples?
* How does "Demo" work for those for whom English is second language?
* Would using "Demo" in title complicate translators (or would they be comfortable using the appropriate full word or abbreviation in their language)?

If "Demo" abbreviation is problematic, then:

2. title/h1: "BAD Accessibility Barriers" 

First paragraph: "This page lists the main accessibility barriers in the Before and After Demonstration (BAD). For an introduction to BAD, see <a href>Before and After Demonstration: Overview</a>. For details on the accessibility barriers in BAD, see the <a href>Web Accessibility Evaluation Report</a>."

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First paragraph could also be formatted: 
This page lists the main accessibility barriers in the Before and After Demonstration (BAD). See also:
<li><a href>Before and After Demonstration: Overview</a> for an introduction to BAD
<li><a href>Web Accessibility Evaluation Report for Citylights</a> for details on the accessibility barriers in BAD 

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Comments?

Best,
~ Shawn
Received on Monday, 31 July 2006 15:28:00 UTC

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