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Re: Infographic: Web Accessibility for Designers


From: John E Brandt
Date: Aug 30, 2011 2:12PM

This one was a little "vague"...

<Remember Line Length - Don't make it too long or too short.>

It sounds like an old joke. What exactly is "line length?" And what is too
long and too short?

And this one caught my attention as new and one I've never heard before (it
is not in any standards I am aware of)

<Design Link Focus Indicators - Ensure keyboard users can visually identify
a focused link. Use the standard dotted line or other non-color

I checked all of my sites and all of them are fine except the ones built in
Joomla and one built in WordPress. I expect the template maker turned it off
in the CSS somewhere - those rascals - why would you do that? Now the
challenge will be to find it and fix it. Ugh.

Wondering if your designer could create a version that would print nicely on
8.5 x 11 paper or other standard paper size. Resizing the PNG is not very
sharp. Maybe it works at poster sizes, but would need a larger file.


John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine, USA

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:39 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Infographic: Web Accessibility for Designers

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 1:25 PM, John E Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Reading the WebAIM Newsletter which just arrived (moments ago) about
> "Infographic: Web Accessibility for Designers."

This infographic is located at http://webaim.org/resources/designers/

> Wondering how it is to be used. Is this just a graphic that one could
> post on the wall in the computer lab, or a handout in a workshop?

Sure. It's intended to be a quick reference for designers, and we hope it
can be used in a variety of ways.

> Could the
> content be made better by providing links to resources on the WebAIM
> site that explains these concept more fully and provides details on
> how to accomplish these ideas?

I have added many links to other articles which provide additional detail.

> There are several "principles" that raise questions for me.


Jared Smith