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From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Dec 23, 2009 1:00PM


Hello:
See http://section508.gov/irscourse for one example of solid references
for "software". it's a bit dated, but is a good format for such work.

On the other hand, I'm not sure that disabilities advocacy organizations
are the most qualified to write such material, as technical writing, and
analysis is a different ball of wax than advocating for equality.

To compliment "sufficient techniques" solid test protocols must also be
widely distributed, and expected to be documented prior to acceptance.
to complement existing user-agent functionality tests, an "Acid test"
for assistive technologies interpreting user-agents would be great too!

W3C's sufficient techniques could be organized on a WIKI, and then at
some point someone could make a nice chart mapping them to other
standards.

Several books are out that do a pretty good job of this, but it does
seem to me that if we want this to be adopted more regularly that people
need to include accessibility and standards compliance in more than
"nice to have" business requirements. Vendors need to be expected to
meet customer requirements, and accessibility needs to be more than
"nice-to-have".



-----Original Message-----
From: Bevi Chagnon | PubCom [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:50 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Headings

As a govt contractor & consultant, it would be great if the blind, deaf,
disabled, etc. associations came together and drew up a reference list
of
techniques that we developers could use. It sure would help us give the
community better websites, PDFs, and electronic documents.

And it would help me cite specific techniques and recommendations when
teaching or writing up best practices for my clients.

Maybe an umbrella group could facilitate this, sort of how the W3C
works.

Randy, given that you head up AADB, I think this might be right up your
alley!

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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Randall Pope
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:50 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Headings

I too would like to see a reference list. At least we all won't be
going
around in circles, trying to figure what apply what.

With Warm Regards,
Randall "Randy" Pope
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
Website: http://www.aadb.org

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