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Re: Two web sites

From: Mag Leahy <magleahy@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:40:41 +0000
Message-Id: <2E7A2459-C31F-4810-9DA0-7439EA3798B5@gmail.com>
Cc: WAI Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Meliha Yenilmez <melihayenilmez@yahoo.com>
Hi Meliha and happy Christmas. 

I would NOT recommend having two versions of the site as it is not necessary and will be expensive to maintain. 

Things you need to do on the site is have:

- semantic markup (use of headings, lists, etc. for communicating the meaning of the data) (this will also help SEO)
- have valid HTML (HTML 5?)
- use progressive enhancement with JS i.e. build the site without JS and have content available and accessible and add cool effects with JS (recommend JQuery framework as it's great to use and has excellent documentation)

...as a base. 

With regard to the Flash news, can you provide a link to accessible version e.g text transcript of the news? Is Flash totally required? Ask yourself if things can be done via JS to provide cool effects? Is it for the video you need Flash, as there are alternatives. Consider if you use Flash the iPhone and iPad users cannot see it also. 

Hope this helps and good luck. 

On 26 Dec 2011, at 11:39, Meliha Yenilmez <melihayenilmez@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I work in a “Ministry of Family and Social Policies” in Turkey . My head office does legislations for disability and old people. They often look our web site therefore we want to make our website more accessibile. However, there is a little problem. Accessibility is new concept in Turkey . When someone look at the web site, maybe they don’t like it because they are used to flash version web sites.
> Any way,
> Our web site is www.aile.gov.tr . We've used Flash for our ministry's news on the middle of the page. She wants to see that flash news on the web site but we don't convert that flash for accessibile.Therefore, we decide making 2 web sites.
> When someone click www.aile.gov.tr , he'll see accessible website which has not designed yet. If he doesn't want to surf with inaccessible web site, he click the button [Button’s name is” Click here for non-accessible web site”] and then, he surfs with flash version of website. (I drew in attachment)
> When we do like that, is it accessible or not? And my other question is " When we do like that, is it disability discrimination or not?"
> If that is not accessible or include discrimination, why? Because I present her excuses why we don’t use both website.
> Thanks a lot.
> Meliha Yenilmez
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