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Re: verifying accessibility

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 14:29:41 -0700
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>WL:  "Of course using one's own style sheet might help solve this dilemma
>but I'm not sure varying the way links are indicated is "poor design" so
>much as "individual expression" or "look and feel". Think of it as the
>same sort of choice as font selection or color choice. The "difficulty
>of navigation" will be there for some no matter what you do because
>there is no longer any possibility that there will be *one* standard for
>indicating that certain stuff is a hyperlink."

Oh, I'm all for individual expression.  I'll grant you that as long as it's
clear what is and what isn't a hyperlink, constency or a "style sheet" may
not be necessary.  But at the same time, it seems a site should be pretty
intuitive to use -- or visitors aren't going to stick around long enough to
figure out how to navigate it. And why risk the chance that folks might
miss important information? Isn't the point of informaiton design to ensure
people are receiving the information?

Janice Hecht
Coordinator, Adaptive Technology Services
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street, EN5
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: 203-392-5797
Fax: 203-392-5796
Received on Wednesday, 19 July 2000 14:28:15 UTC

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