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RE: Accessible site maps - advice please

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From: Ian.Lloyd@nationwide.co.uk
Date: Sep 25, 2002 12:46AM


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>And of course there is the usual thing of using more structured HTML,
>like using <h2> instead of <u><strong>.

Actually, I thought I'd explain that one ...

The link is the entire sentence - so that screen readersread the whole
phrase out, not just a partial, but on screen we don't want a big fat
underline on the whole link, so just a key part of it is underlined using
<u>. This is then styled with CSS such that links in the body of the page
are not underlined, but the <u> tag applies an underline where we want it.

Good point about the pop-ups - they're not accessible. I will try to get a
change put in for these!

Ian Lloyd, Electronic Channels
Nationwide Building Society

e-mail: <EMAIL REMOVED>
tel: 01793-655260
fax: 01793-656368


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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: 24 September 2002 16:57
To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Subject: Re: Accessible site maps - advice please


On Tuesday, September 24, 2002, 4:32:27 PM, you wrote:
> Be interested to see what you make of other pages we've re-worked, e.g:
> http://www.nationwide.co.uk/banking/
> http://www.nationwide.co.uk/credit-card/

Much better than most :)

Shame about the JS new-window links, script-powered go button and
slightly dodgy alt text - "Great News" doesn't need to be duplicated.

I'd also question the summary you have on the table ("This table is
used for visual layout purposes") - does it actually add anything? It
could well slow down screen reader access to the page.

And of course there is the usual thing of using more structured HTML,
like using <h2> instead of <u><strong>.

And these pages are *so* near to validating it's painful :)


Cheers
- -- Tom Gilder
http://tom.me.uk/


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