RE: accessibility conformance/approval logos and web content accessibility checkers

Thanks Gregory - that's a really useful post.  Lots of really useful information some of which I've not yet come across - so it should provide some good reading. 


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From: [] On Behalf Of Gregory J. Rosmaita
Sent: 29 July 2008 20:09
To:;; 'Sonia Rockett';;
Subject: RE: accessibility conformance/approval logos and web content accessibility checkers

aloha, john!

thank you for the VERY valuable addendum -- two of the main bugbears
of the web is the lack of specific, actionable contact information 
as well as date-stamping and corporate, institutional, departmental, and 
personal accountability...

i would also like to take this opportunity to list a few other excellent
resources, which i neglected to include in my initial list -- again, the
list of resources i provided is FAR from comprehensive, but that is 
intentional, as i, too, want to learn what other materials pertaining 
to web accessibility guidelines are currently available:

another excellent reference site on web design is that which is 
maintained by Laura Carlson:

laura's collection of resources include:

1. an Accessibility Section

2. Accessibility Statements

3. Testing, Checking, Validating

4. Accessibility Tools

5. laura's own Accessibility Statement:

in addition laura sends out a weekly newsletter for updates:

ACCOUNTABILITY, n. The mother of caution.
                 -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
         Gregory J. Rosmaita,
      Camera Obscura:
   Read 'Em & Speak:
UBATS-United Advocates for Talking Signs:

---------- Original Message -----------
From: "John Foliot - Stanford Online Accessibility Program"
To: "'Gregory J. Rosmaita'" <>, "'Sonia Rockett'"
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Cc: <>, <>
Sent: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 11:47:39 -0700
Subject: RE: accessibility conformance/approval logos and web content
accessibility checkers

> Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> > - equally as
> > important -- to state plainly that, since accessibility lies in the
> > eye, ear, finger-tip or whatever else is available to an individual
> > user, and since no two users are identical, the
> > site/company/organization is relying on you (the user) to provide us
> > with feedback as to how to make this site more accessible and/or
> > identify problems you are encountering with the site;
> Excellent post Gregory,  I might simply add that any "statement" 
> made in association with a site also clearly state the date that 
> the assessment was done, along with the caveat that the 
> statement refers to a "snapshot" of the site that day: in 
> today's web environment a site that meets all conformance 
> criteria on Monday may not by Friday, and if you are planning on 
> putting *your name* on the bottom line you need to be clear on 
> this point.
> Cheers!
> JF
> =====================================
> John Foliot
> Program Manager
> Stanford Online Accessibility Program
> Stanford University
> Tel: 650-862-4603
> SOAP is a program directed by the
> Vice Provost for Student Affairs
> =====================================
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