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Re: Example [was]Re: Accessibility Observations


From: Mark Rew
Date: Feb 27, 2002 12:10PM


I quickly looked at the page with Jaws 4.0 and found it reads well. Also, I
found the page quick and easy to navigate.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Holly Marie" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:56 PM
Subject: Example [was]Re: Accessibility Observations

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Terry Brainerd Chadwick"
> > Holly wrote:
> > >I have to disagree here and worked a fully compliant absolutely
> > >positioned page that not only lays out well in all browsers... NN4x,
> > >IE5.5, Opera, Mozilla, and NN6, but it also degrades gracefully and
> in
> > >clear order on a text only render in Lynx or browsers with sheets and
> > >styles off.
> >
> > Would you please provide a URL so we can see how you have accomplished
> this?
> >
> > TIA,
> > Terry
> Hi Terry,
> here you go.
> I decided to toss together a short page with some anchor links and
> absolute positioning. I left the font sizing default to browser and only
> sized the Hx to 1.1 and 1.3 ems....
> other wise, I believe you will find this page degrades fine to text
> only, works on all browsers, and displays fine for visual. the colors
> might not be your favorite, but those were also chosen with Color
> Viewing difficulties in mind and the colors were piced from charts with
> this also in mind.
> A page does not have to be boring or lack graphics for design in order
> to be Accessible. As a matter of fact, the colors and or graphics can
> make the page more interesting or accessible for those that need these
> items.
> XHTML Strict and CSS 2 can both validate error free and warning free and
> display across browsers as well as text only and in lynx viewers, too.
> Style sheets off, does not destroy the message or content either.
> page was checked at the links to the w3.org HTML/XHTML validator, and
> also at the CSS validator.
> The page was also checked at http://www.visicheck.com for color
> blindness features.
> The page was also taken to http://www.delorie.com and put in the
> backwards compatibility viewer and had the style sheets turned off and
> the images turned off.... and then at delorie it was put through the
> lynx viewer and seems ok.
> The only thing I did not have a chance to check was the speach browser
> or reader mode, but I have a feeling this will work there also. My title
> tagging and alt tagging might not be especially wonderful or content
> perfect, but the idea works and the page should work just fine.
> Let me know if you hit any problem areas with this particular page, as I
> have been using a free tool to layout an absolute positioned page that I
> found at the W3.org style news section on new tools to use.
> holly
> URL : http://www.qexo.com/access.html
> the links to the W3 validators for this page are at the bottom of the
> content section ...
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