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Re: Is AAA possible?

From: daniel smith <websounding@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2001 07:09:18 -0500
To: charles@w3.org, jamie.mackay@cultureandheritage.govt.nz
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <F93Dx6c2Q24Lo9KUsyB000037d0@hotmail.com>
Hi Charles, Jamie. Happy New Year/Milennium to all!

Just a comment on the AAA-WAI note(s). Thanks for the sites. On my own 
search found a few very nice ones, both of which validate for text versions 
and XHTML, which this has been a question for me as to whether various 
text/voice readers would read XHTML pages. I know when I searched through 
most of the products listed on WAI page a few months ago, and contacting 
their manufacturers, they'd responded for the most part that their products 
would work with HTML but not XHTML. Perhaps this was from the nonexistence 
of XHTML pages to try. It seemed newer products would be more likely to work 
with CSS, XHTML, etc. as they were being created as an extension of the 
browser (IE) rather than a stand alone item. Any thoughts? Anyhow, here are 
a few sites:

A good resource for CSS and HTML terms, with full help examples:


I thought this was unique as rated for AAA and XHTML:


Very interesting. Nice feel. Very understated for what it represents:


Zeldman's site for managing style sheets according to what works:



Daniel Smith

>From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
>To: Jamie Mackay <Jamie.Mackay@cultureandheritage.govt.nz>
>CC: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: Is AAA possible?
>Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 16:45:50 -0500 (EST)
>I didn't see anything in this message about whether or not people thought
>other people would try to make triple-A sites, but that was all I saw in
>responses. So I did a bit of searching (nothing very careful, just some
>random playing with a search engine) and came up with the following:
>Assistive Tech - http://www.assistivetech.net
>Assistive Technology Centre, Indiana University - Bloomington -
>Texas Water Board - http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/
>These were three of the first four I found. I am not sure that I agree with
>all their claims, but they have all clearly thought about what they are
>And best of all the GSA (some kind of US government agency -
>http://www.gsa.gov is their home) has a website that provides links to look
>for sites claiming conformance:
>http://w3.gsa.gov/web/m/cita.nsf/RefLib/WCAGLogos - so you are free to 
>the links and find sites for yourselves.
>Charles McCN
>On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, Jamie Mackay wrote:
>   Hi, please let me know if this is an inappropriate post for this forum -
>   apologies in advance if it is.
>   I've just spent most of the day trying to make a page (only this page!) 
>   accessible: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/dnzb_exhibs/sport/index.htm
>   and I am about to give up on the grounds that I have other things I have 
>   do and I am starting to get way out of my depth in terms of my knowledge 
>   CSS.
>   I was wondering if there is such a thing as an AAA rated site which uses
>   images and for which the CSS code is viewable? I feel the need for some
>   'real world' examples...
>   Thanks
>   Jamie Mackay
>   PS If anyone would like to provide constructive criticsm of the page 
>   (either directly or to the group) I would be most grateful.
>Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative                      http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Location: I-cubed, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
>until 6 January 2001 at:
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