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Re: College Policies on Accessible Web Page Design

From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 15:20:44 -0700
Message-ID: <004101bf3537$d17f0860$20117b81@usu.edu>
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Paul, I'd like to applaud you for a sensible approach to the web
> accessibility policy issue [...]

Thank you for the support.

> Priority 1s are must-haves, but every organization should carefully
> consider the P2s and the P3s as well.  Paul, did Utah State look at
> any of the P3s [...]

Yes and no. As the list of U.S.U. web accessibility requirements grew (from
Priority 1 to most of Priority 2), I wanted to make sure that I wasn't
pushing my luck within the group. As of yet, I have not formally recommended
any of the Priority 3 checkpoints. Luckily, I am the one drafting the policy
and I have some freedom with regard to its wording and criteria. The policy
is due for official review next week, and, in accordance with your
suggestion, I will revisit the Priority 3 guidelines.

You mentioned the language attribute. Which other checkpoints from Priority
3 would you recommend as system-wide requirements? I open this question up
to the group (...keeping in mind that one of my goals is to not instigate a
major backlash from existing webmasters that would frustrate my efforts).

Paul Bohman
Technology Specialist
Web Accessibility in Mind
Utah State University
Received on Monday, 22 November 1999 17:21:00 UTC

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