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RE: Text-only

From: Waddell, Cynthia <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 10:40:35 -0800
Message-ID: <3EC0FC2EAE6AD1118D5100AA00DCD88301E67D06@sj_exchange.ci.sj.ca.us>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Rhonda Vandine (CSPACE)'" <rvandine@unb.ca>
I understand that you are asking about text-only guidelines and the use of
Frames.  I encourage webmasters to follow accessible web design guidelines
and the use of Frames is a problem for accessibility.  For an explanation of
the accessibility problems in the use of Frames, I recommend that you visit
the Starling Access web site at:

There is also additional information at the World Wide Web Consortium site:
W3C members may have additional urls for you to visit.

The City of San Jose Web Page Disability Access Design Standard requires
that City webmasters avoid the use of Frames:

Cynthia D. Waddell
ADA Coordinator
City of San Jose

Cynthia D. Waddell   Cynthia.Waddell@ci.sj.ca.us
ADA Coordinator       City of San Jose, CA

801 North First Street, Room 460
San Jose, California 95110-1704
(408)971-0134 TTY
(408)277-3885 FAX

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> From: 	Rhonda Vandine (CSPACE)
> Sent: 	Monday, January 11, 1999 9:52 AM
> To: 	'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
> Subject: 	Re: Text-only
> > Do you mean a text-only site or a site that's accessible? A text-only
> site
> > is just....text-only and has no graphics. A site that's universially
> > accessible is easy to access via a text-only browser but can still be
> > graphically oriented.
> Text-only and accessible.  They have a text-only site that uses frames.
> Is that considered accessible?
> Rhonda
Received on Monday, 11 January 1999 13:42:16 UTC

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