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Re: For you: A webpage that is 100% accessible to all people around the world, regardless of nationality or disability or Assistive Technology

From: Thad <inclusivethinking@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:03:45 -0700
Message-Id: <D2A2DE11-1E36-48F0-AC10-FFBFAC1BDA45@gmail.com>
Cc: "SALES, TERRY LYNN" <TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov>, "<deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>" <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>, "<accessys@smart.net>" <accessys@smart.net>, "<kmancuso@gmail.com>" <kmancuso@gmail.com>, "<judyokite@gmail.com>" <judyokite@gmail.com>, "<mark@sadecki.com>" <mark@sadecki.com>, "<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Genius. You made my day!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 14, 2014, at 4:06 PM, "Bryan Garaventa" <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com> wrote:
> 
> Happy to help :)
> 
> To clarify for everybody though, the page I posted is intended to be blank,
> with no textual content or visual display at all. This represents a 100%
> accessible page that is equally accessible to all people equally regardless
> of disability. That may seem like a joke, but this is actually true.
> 
> As soon as you add any textual content or active elements or visual display
> to a blank page, you present unavoidable accessibility issues for somebody,
> regardless how careful you are about making it accessible. This is why I
> wrote the accessibility algorithm, to prove how this works.
> 
> So, it is sort of funny, but it is also totally true.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SALES, TERRY LYNN [mailto:TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:07 PM
> To: 'bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com'; 'deborah.kaplan@suberic.net';
> 'accessys@smart.net'
> Cc: 'kmancuso@gmail.com'; 'judyokite@gmail.com'; 'mark@sadecki.com';
> 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
> Subject: Re: For you: A webpage that is 100% accessible to all people around
> the world, regardless of nationality or disability or Assistive Technology
> 
> Bryan, I very much enjoyed and needed the chuckle this evening!  Thank you!
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bryan Garaventa [mailto:bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 05:36 PM Eastern Standard Time
> To: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>;
> accessys@smart.net <accessys@smart.net>
> Cc: 'Katherine Mancuso' <kmancuso@gmail.com>; 'Judy Okite'
> <judyokite@gmail.com>; 'Mark Sadecki' <mark@sadecki.com>; 'WAI Interest
> Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: RE: For you: A webpage that is 100% accessible to all people around
> the world, regardless of nationality or disability or Assistive Technology
> 
> When I was a kid, my dad used to ask me 'how do you keep a turkey in
> suspense?', which used to annoy me a lot.
> 
> I never did find out the answer...
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net [mailto:deborah.kaplan@suberic.net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:35 PM
> To: accessys@smart.net
> Cc: Katherine Mancuso; Judy Okite; Bryan Garaventa; Mark Sadecki; WAI
> Interest Group
> Subject: Re: For you: A webpage that is 100% accessible to all people around
> the world, regardless of nationality or disability or Assistive Technology
> 
> The page is basically a joke, playing on the idea that there is no such
> thing as a 100% accessible page; it's blank, with empty HTML source. Given
> how many people in the community are viewing on mobile -- or are using
> screen readers and are used to theoretically accessible pages that report
> nothing back to them -- it's worth being more explicit about why you can't
> access the page. :)
> 
> Deborah Kaplan
> 
> 
>> On Thu, 14 Aug 2014, accessys@smart.net wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> apparently only if using windows
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>>> On Thu, 14 Aug 2014, Katherine Mancuso wrote:
>>> 
>>> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:06:06 -0700
>>> From: Katherine Mancuso <kmancuso@gmail.com>
>>> To: Judy Okite <judyokite@gmail.com>
>>> Cc: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>,
>>>    Mark Sadecki <mark@sadecki.com>, WAI Interest Group 
>>> <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>>> Subject: Re: For you: A webpage that is 100% accessible to all people 
>>> around     the world, regardless of nationality or disability or
> Assistive 
>>> Technology
>>> Resent-Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:06:54 +0000
>>> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>> 
>>> Functioning as expected. You'll want to "view source" of the page you
> get.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Judy Okite <judyokite@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> the website is not opening on my end, please...
>>>> 
>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>> 
>>>> *'Chance Favors the prepared mind'* - Louis Pasteur
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM, Bryan Garaventa < 
>>>> bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Ah, woops???
>>>>> 
>>>>> You are welcome to add that one in J
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> *From:* mark.sadecki@gmail.com [mailto:mark.sadecki@gmail.com] *On 
>>>>> Behalf Of *Mark Sadecki
>>>>> *Sent:* Thursday, August 14, 2014 1:18 PM
>>>>> *To:* Bryan Garaventa
>>>>> *Cc:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>>>> *Subject:* Re: For you: A webpage that is 100% accessible to all 
>>>>> people around the world, regardless of nationality or disability or 
>>>>> Assistive Technology
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Bryan,
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> This can???t be right.  At no point have you even considered the 
>>>>> reradicating, octally repeating, sesquidecimated equinox factor.
>>>>> Once considered, the accessibility percentage should round nicely 
>>>>> to
> 97.82.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Mark
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Bryan Garaventa < 
>>>>> bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Recently, somebody asked me to show them a website that was 100% 
>>>>> accessible, so I figured it would make a good experiment. Sort of a 
>>>>> thought experiment I guess...
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> So I built a webpage that is 100% accessible to all people in the 
>>>>> world equally, regardless of nationality, disability type, or 
>>>>> Assistive Technology used.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Enjoy! It's available at
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://whatsock.com/test/100_percent_accessible.htm
>>>>> 
>>>>> Happy testing.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> With this 100% accessible baseline to start from, the accessibility 
>>>>> percentage for all web technologies everywhere, scales downward to 
>>>>> account for requisite variables, so that no web technology anywhere 
>>>>> can be 100% accessible as a result.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> To demonstrate this, I also wrote the following algorithm, that 
>>>>> calculates the general percentage of accessibility for any given 
>>>>> web technology.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> X = (1 * Disability-Type * Browser-AT * Site-Interactivity * 
>>>>> Site-Complexity * User-Experience)
>>>>> 
>>>>> P = (Hardware * ((((1 * OS-AT) - X) * Accessibility-Level) + X)) *
>>>>> 100
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> P is the general Percentage of accessibility calculated for a 
>>>>> particular website or web technology feature, which is based on the 
>>>>> following estimated values for each variable in the formula.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Disability-Type
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.01: Deaf-Blind + Motor-Impaired
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.1: Deaf-Blind
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.2: Deaf + Motor-Impaired
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.3: Blind + Motor-Impaired
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.4: Partially Sighted + Motor-Impaired
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.5: Motor-Impaired
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.6: Blind
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.7: Deaf + Partially Sighted
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.8: Partially Sighted
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.9: Deaf
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Browser-AT
>>>>> 
>>>>> 1: No AT
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.98: Internet Explorer + JAWS
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.93: Internet Explorer + NVDA
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.95: Firefox + JAWS
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.98: Firefox + NVDA
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.95: Safari + VoiceOver
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.6: Chrome + JAWS
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.7: Chrome + NVDA
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.95: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome + Dragon
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.98: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome + ZoomText
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.9: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome or Safari + Braille 
>>>>> Display
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Site-Interactivity
>>>>> 
>>>>> 1: Contains All Static Elements
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.9: Contains Interactive Features
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Site-Complexity
>>>>> 
>>>>> 1: Simple
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.95: Medium
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.9: Complex
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> User-Experience
>>>>> 
>>>>> 1: Advanced
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.95: Intermediate
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.9: Beginner
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hardware
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0: None
>>>>> 
>>>>> 1: Computer
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> OS-AT
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.001: No AT
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.99: Windows + JAWS
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.99: Windows + NVDA
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.99: Windows + Dragon
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.99: Windows + ZoomText
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.99: iOS + VoiceOver
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.99: OS X + VoiceOver
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.9: Windows or iOS or OS X + Braille Display
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Accessibility-Level
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.98: Fully Keyboard Accessible + ARIA Standards Compliant (when
>>>>> applicable) + WCAG Compliant
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.3: Fully Keyboard Accessible + ARIA Standards Compliant (when
>>>>> applicable) but not WCAG Compliant
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.3: Fully Keyboard Accessible but not ARIA Standards Compliant 
>>>>> (when
>>>>> applicable) + WCAG Compliant
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.2: Fully Keyboard Accessible but not ARIA Standards Compliant 
>>>>> (when
>>>>> applicable) nor WCAG Compliant
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.1: ARIA Standards Compliant (when applicable) but not Fully 
>>>>> Keyboard Accessible nor WCAG Compliant
>>>>> 
>>>>> 0.01: Neither Fully Keyboard Accessible nor ARIA Standards 
>>>>> Compliant (when applicable) nor WCAG Compliant
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> (More constants can always be added or adjusted)
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> For example:
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> (1 * .6 * .95 * .9 * .9 * .9) = 0.41553
>>>>> 
>>>>> (1 * ((((1 * 0.99) - 0.41553) * .98) + 0.41553)) * 100 = 97.85106
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> So roughly calculated, a Blind person(.6) using
>>>>> Safari+VoiceOver(.95) accessing a website that Contains Interactive
>>>>> Features(.9) that is
>>>>> Complex(.9) when the user is a Beginner(.9),
>>>>> 
>>>>> in combination with Hardware(1) that includes iOS+VoiceOver(.99), 
>>>>> upon a website that is
>>>>> 
>>>>> Fully Keyboard Accessible + ARIA Standards Compliant (when
>>>>> applicable) + WCAG Compliant(.98), will have a general 
>>>>> accessibility Percentage of 97.8.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Like I said, these are just estimates, but I thought it would make 
>>>>> an interesting experiment.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Best wishes,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Bryan
> 
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