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Re: Review request

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 15:59:02 -0400 (EDT)
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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I haven't made a complete review, but I have finally found the time to look
over part of the site and I am generally very impressed. There was one point
where a web address was given without the http:// which I personally prefer
to have, and it was not linked, which seemed odd. I don't think these things
are accessibility problems of a Priority 1 or 2 nature (in WCAG terms).
However on http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/1614-new.html there is a large amount
of material which is preformatted text, without any structure markup. This
would violate 3.5 Use header elements. It was the one instance I saw that
would prevent a claim for double-A compliance in the dozen or so pages that I

Cheers (and congratulations on a job well done)

Charles McCathieNevile

On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, ADAM GUASCH-MELENDEZ wrote:

  I've just made a large batch of changes to the EEOC web site. I think this brings it up to Level AA compliance, but I'd rather not rely entirely on my own judgement (540+ HTML documents - I might have missed something). If anyone has the time, can you please take a look at the site and see if it does meet that standard? On a more practical level, can those people on this list who use adaptive equipment also try it out?
  If it does meet that target, we will probably make some sort of public announcement, or at least a press release. Although there are other federal sites that got there first, this would be - I believe - the first agency-wide site to meet that standard (please correct me if I'm wrong). It would also meet the proposed Section 508 standards one year early. Not an insignificant accomplishment, and a pretty straightforward response to some of the negative press Section 508 received.
  Disclaimers: A couple of the tables in our enforcement statistics section need a bit of work. Revised versions are complete, but are sitting on someone's desk waiting approval, since the content has also changed. Also, there is basically NO use of graphics or multimedia to assist people with reading comprehension issues - I'm aware of the problem. We will be developing a great deal of new information for the site over the coming months, and that is one area that we will be seriously working on.
  The URL is http://www.eeoc.gov/
  Adam Guasch-Melendez

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