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Re: Page check please.


From: Seth Rothberg
Date: Nov 25, 2002 1:55PM

Thanks for looking at the page, Tim. My tester and I figured out that she was
actually going to the live version of the page, not the upcoming one which
was what I wanted her to critique. I'm glad to know it worked in at least two
versions of JAWS.

The page is live now and I've added long descriptions so that visitors will be
able to get some idea of what the thumbnail Unicef cards I've put up look

Actually, now that thanks to everybody's help we've established that JAWS
does, indeed, find my content, I'd be interesting in knowing just how clear
that content is. I went for what I thought was a very minimalist approach
with the alt text, and I'm wondering if what a a screen reader user hears
actually makes any sense.

The url is http://www.joneslibrary.org

Comments welcome.


On Monday 25 November 2002 08:49 am, Tim Harshbarger wrote:
> Seth,
> I took a look at the site yesterday using JAWS 3.7 and 4.5 with Internet
> Explorer 6.0.I didn't have problems with the page. It read correctly.
> If there are still problems with the page, let me know and I will take
> another look.
> Thanks!
> Tim
> Tim Harshbarger
> Disability Support
> State Farm Insurance Companies
> Phone: (309) 766-0154
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 6:37 AM
> Subject: Page check please.
> Hello,
> I'm coming out of lurk mode to request comments on a page that's got both
> me
> and my tester puzzled.
> The page will become the front page of the Jones Library site and contains
> news about upcoming and ongoing events. What's happened is that the main
> news
> section (sort of the big headline) seems to have disappeared in Jaws.
> My tester tells me: "What I hear is absolutely nothing. The reader just
> goes
> on to the next heading which it says is 'In October,' I think it was."
> What I hoped she would hear is something like: "At the library. Beginning
> November 25th. Unicef Cards (short alt texts for 5 pictures of Unicef
> cards)
> will be on sale in the Front Hallway."
> Long descriptions will be added later this afternoon before we go live.
> HTML and CSS are valid.
> The url is http://www.joneslibrary.org/index_next.html.
> Many thanks,
> Seth
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