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Re: Web Accessibility Myths and The Kynn Challenge (was: Looking

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 14:55:52 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199910152155.OAA18299@netcom16.netcom.com>
To: kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com, phoenixl@netcom.com
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi, Kynn

Unfortunately, I still need to demonstrate that the myth is false by
showing counter-examples before the web designer is given directions
about accessibility as a design consideration.


PS  Does anyone know the conformance level for the BART web site
in the bay area?

> Hi, your very question shows that your professor is laboring under
> one of the most common myths of accessible web design.  Making a
> web page accessible _in no way should affect the appearance_, and
> as for functionality, accessibility considerations _enhance_
> functionality rather than decrease it.
> Are there a lot of really kick ass accessible pages out there?  No,
> not really, because most web designers are ignorant, or lazy, or
> both.  But I have yet to find a SINGLE web page, no matter how 
> advanced, that could not be made accessible quite easily, without
> losing anything in appearance or functionality!
> If you want a reverse challenge back to your professor, I would
> invite her to select a web page -- any web page -- that she feels
> is highly attractive and functional, and I will show how easily
> that page can be made accessible in most every case, with no loss
> of appearance or functionality whatsoever.
> Take the Kynn challenge!
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