Fwd: FW: Call for review: Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility

I read thru your document and could not find anything related to checkpoint 
3.4 in version 2.0 which asks the web author to include images, etc. to 
illustrate the content so that folks disabled by cognitive or reading 
disabilities can use the content.

As a person who has worked with this population for many years, I'll 
suggest that the most important need is for a topical illustration - an 
image (not text in image) that illustrates the topic or subject of the 
content on a page or site. This is a minimal need - it enables users to 
determine if the content is what they are looking for and whether to begin 
the arduous task of reading it. Further need for illustration of the 
content depends on the amount of text and the complexity of the text 
content, and of course, the target audience (if the target audience in the 
general public, there is a greater need for illustration than if it's 
editorial or content intended for a defined educated audience. Of course, 
since learning disabilities that cause reading disabilities occur across a 
wide range of intelligence and education, targeting an educated audience 
doesn't really eliminate the need to illustrate.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in making illustrations 
for cognitively and reading disabled users a reality ....


>Just forwarding this one in case some of you haven't seen it. Comments
>still welcomed by the Working Group.
>W3C/WAI's Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) invites your
>on the draft WAI Resource "Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility"
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/
>This document provides background on evaluating Web sites for
>accessibility. It describes how to do a "preliminary review," and a
>comprehensive "conformance evaluation," and provides advice on ongoing
>monitoring of Web sites for accessibility.
>Please send comments by Wednesday, Oct 31, 2001, to
>          wai-eo-editors@w3.org
>Comment archives are available at
>          http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-eo-editors/
>Discussion is also welcome on the WAI Interest Group (WAI IG) mailing
>          w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>WAI IG archives are available at
>          http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/
>"Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility" is one page of the WAI Resource
>Suite "Customizing a Business Case and Implementation Plan for Web
>Accessibility," currently available in early draft form at:
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/
>          (this latter link is provided for context only at this stage;
>is not ready for comment)
>More information about the Education and Outreach Working Group is
>available at
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/
>This message may be circulated to other lists. Please be careful to
>Thank you in advance for your review,
>- Judy
>Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741
>Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium
>MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,

Anne Pemberton


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