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Re: simple, accessible html

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 22:27:55 +1100 (EST)
To: Kristopher Walmsley <k.walmsley@swipnet.se>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.981124222329.25009B-100000@sunrise>
I have a list of elements with the things you need to think about when 
using them at http://saltimbocca.srl.rmit.edu.au/WAI/mygl.htm

It is part of stuff I did for the OzEWAI CD-ROM 
http://purl.nla.gov.au/sunrise/ozewai which is an Australian CD-ROM 
produced in September. It also includes some bits of tutorials I wrote on 
HTML which have accessibility as one of the underlying assumptions. The 
CD is for sale for AUD$20, but not (so far) by credit card. I guess if 
you sent USD$20 they would send a CD back, the exchange rate being what 
it is, but they are unlikely to be interested in a cheque drawn agains a 
US bank...

Charles McCathieNevile

On Tue, 24 Nov 1998, Kristopher Walmsley wrote:

> A little knowledge can be dangerous.  I have a few of the basics down
> when it comes to making my pages accessible (i.e. always include ALT
> descriptions with images, use <STRONG> instead of <B>, etc.), and
> because of this, I've been asked to explain a little about accessibility
> to some web-design students. (These students, themselves, have physical
> disabilities, though as far as I know, none of them are blind.)
> I'm looking for a crash-course and/or a place on the Net where I can
> direct the students to help them learn more about creating
> web-accessible pages.  Basically, what they (I) would need is a
> straight-forward list of the tags and extra info required for html.  At
> this point, it isn't necessary to get into things like Java,
> stylesheets, imagemaps, forms, etc.
> I know many of you will direct me to the W3C site, but even that gets a
> little bogged down in terminology foreign to beginners.  Is there
> something simpler, a little more stripped down?
> Thanks,
> Kris Walmsley
> k.walmsley@swipnet.se
> Institute on Independent Living
> http://www.independentliving.org
Received on Tuesday, 24 November 1998 06:31:56 UTC

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