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RE: design/web standards


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Nov 12, 2003 1:54PM

In addition to what Karl has mentioned, I would like to say that Bobby,
although very good, will identify items that it cannot be checked but should
be checked. For example, although Bobby can identify if alt has been used on
every image, it can't check to see if you have used it correctly such as
stating that your photo of your pet dog is a photo of a fish. The report
identifies anything it can check in the code such as the presence or
abscence of alt attributes but it can't verify if you have used them

As Karl mentioned, in addition to using a tool such as that, recognize its
limitations and learn about the various methods of meeting accessibility
standards. There are a number of books and websites available and of course
this list (we welcome any questions).

Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690

> -----Original Message-----
> I am also confused about a few things maybe someone
> could shed some light. All of our pages have to be accessible, so I
> run my url through Bobby and it tells me needs repair,
> Priority 1 user
> checks. I run my site thru the jaws reader and it reads it in
> Microsoft IE, but doesnt do very well in Netscape.
> We have software called Accuverify, I run the url in
> that, it tells me we passed.

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