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Re: Before-After Demo (BAD) - publication as draft - 11 March deadline

From: Ian Pouncey <w3c@ipouncey.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:56:11 +0000
Message-ID: <24d4d2e31003100956s7f14c342me19851a0ecc88630@mail.gmail.com>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
I have some comments on the BAD after site, none are important enough
to need to be addressed before the March publishing date and so can be
discussed / addressed for the next edit.

This is the first draft feedback I have given to WAI-EO so please let
me know if you would prefer these comments formatted differently.


4. "lack of brains" image - now has equivalent alt-text
   * This appears to be a purely decorative image, 'A plastic brain'
adds nothing to the story, an empty alt attribute would be more
appropriate. The same applies to all of these featured stories.


7. baby foto - corrected alt-text and outdated link removed
   * Image alt-text is repetition of the text in bold at the end of
this section, it therefore adds nothing of additional value, an empty
alt attribute would be more appropriate.
   * Can we use 'photo' instead of the colloquialism 'foto' in the annotation?

8. "Your Shout" section - visual reading order now matches the code
   * I don't understand the change here, as far as I can tell the code
order is the same: title - paragraph containing image + text -
citation paragraph.
   * If this refers to the order of each section being wrong (headings
first, with violin story in the middle of the heatwave story) then
this can be explained without reference to the 'Your Shout' section
specifically as the incorrect order is a wider issue.

11. zoo keeper image - now equivalent alt-text
   * Looks like a case of the alternative content being more complete
than the main content. Without looking at the source and reading the
alt-text I would have no idea that this picture is showing 3 sister
rock in Australia. This kind of detailed descriptive text needs to be
available to all users even if they don't use an AT that exposes this
useful content such as a screen reader.


10. "Terms and Conditions" section - reduced text decoration
   * I don't think centering the heading in this section is good, it
takes the readers eye away from the left hand edge of the main text.


   * Remove the ' ----->' from the first option of the select field,
it will be read by screen readers ('select a city dash dash dash
greater' in JAWS 10 / IE7)
   * Free Newsletter section
     - Name and Title fields would be better separated. Currently
clicking on the name label jumps the focus to an input which isn't
proximate to the label and separated by other fields.
     - Usual and expected order of labels and inputs is reversed,
change so that 'eMail Address' and 'Retype eMail Address' are above
the inputs
      - I see that similar comments
(http://www.w3.org/WAI/demos/bad/draft/2009/comments#c3) have been
rejected 'since this is a design issue'. Design is fundamental to
accessibility and minor changes have taken place on other parts of the
site for the sake of accessibility, I don't understand why not here.
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