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Re: Help with Overview on Web Page Accessibility

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From: Jared Smith
Date: Jan 31, 2003 9:40AM


Laurie-

You might take a look at WebAIM's overview of accessibility video at
http://www.webaim.org/info/asdvideo/

It doesn't cover all of the points you requested (a rather tall order)
and is not in writing, but we've found it to be pretty effective in
driving home the importance of Web accessibility.

Jared Smith
WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind)
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University
435-797-7024


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On Friday, January 31, 2003 you sent:
LDC> I'm giving some content providers an overview of accessibility of Web
LDC> pages. They're not responsible for a final accessible page, but I want to
LDC> hit home with them on this topic. They need to understand the importance
LDC> of accessible web pages and be *concerned* that their pages will meet the
LDC> requirements.

LDC> Would love to find something in writing that leaves no doubt that making
LDC> your pages accessible is the right, and important thing, for a web designer
LDC> to do, and that accessibility goes hand in hand with usability, and that
LDC> the pages help those with temporary disabilities as well. Does anyone have
LDC> a page they refer others to that would capture all of this (and all I'm
LDC> sure I missed in the sentence above) in an interesting and easy to
LDC> understand way?

LDC> Thought I'd open the session with the information on the screen.

LDC> Am doing this next week (Wed.) -- and have been *extremely* pressed with
LDC> other work. So, yes!, this is a last minute call (I apologize) for assistance.



LDC> Laurie Davis-Covin, Web Specialist/Writer
LDC> National Institute of Standards and Technology
LDC> 100 Bureau Drive
LDC> Admin. Building, Room E 220
LDC> Gaithersburg, MD 20899
LDC> Ph: 301-975-8027


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