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Re: What motivates you? and accessibility checks


From: Kathryn Wyeth
Date: Mar 8, 2000 12:41PM

You are right that at this time, I don't think anyone can rely solely on any
one software package to design accessible sites. Hotmetal is the only
software I know of that tries to address access though.
Good point on tables too! I have discovered that tables can be made
accessible! I am working on making a table accessible using info from WIA.
It is still recommended by standards though that tables not be used for
formatting. I have noticed that many sites do rely on tables for visual
effect. I have seen reference to style sheets being used for layout instead
of tables but know that when I have tried this, I have problems with all
types of browsers supporting the techniques. There is some work to do in
this area still obviously.