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Re: verifying accessibility

From: Jerry Kenney <jkenney@ameritech.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 17:05:29 -0500
Message-ID: <000801bff104$4a070340$0ca7b3c7@mntp1.il.home.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Massey, Nancy" <nmassey@postoffice.dca.net>
I have 2 browsers: 1) IE 5 from Excite@home and 2) Netscape 4.7 from
Ameritech.  Both have under  "View" the ability to increase or decrease font
size.  The default font on Netscape is quite small but by going to "View"
and increasing font I have no problems reading the Link text with my
nearsighted 66 year old eyes. The same is true with IE-5
Jerry Kenney

----- Original Message -----
From: "Massey, Nancy" <nmassey@postoffice.dca.net>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 12:43 PM
Subject: verifying accessibility

> A client is hosting a Torch relay event here in Philadelphia and we want
> put together a schedule of events with links to participants. My client,
> from a strictly layman's point of view, believes that this site is not
> accessible and is hesitant to include it as a link as a resource for
> with disabilities.
> Link: http://data.ole.net/ada/
> As I review the page, my first thought is I can't read the links on the
> left hand side because they are too small. I do not have a disability, but
> I am myopic. When I run my mouse over the link hoping that the alt tag
> will pop up and help me, nothing happens, which leads me to believe there
> is no alt text. But when I view the code, I can see access key information
> and titles and some heavy coding to make the site accessible. Now I am
> confused.
> I ran it through Bobby and it passed. Then I viewed it using Lynx and I
> see the read the left hand links just fine.
> This is beyond me. What do you all think. Would you consider this site
> accessible?
> thanks for your help,
> -Nancy
Received on Tuesday, 18 July 2000 18:07:23 UTC

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