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Re[2]: information for non-profits/Iain


From: Iain Harrison
Date: Sep 27, 2004 2:05PM

Monday, September 27, 2004, 8:50:23 PM, glenda wrote:

> I like your analogy. Mind if I borrow it?

Not at all.

My children have music lessons at a music school, which is a
not-for-profit. That's true, but the fat cat in charge makes plenty
for the little he does. What astonishes me is that by seeking to get
everything on the cheap, they end up paying more than the commercial
price, one way or another.

> My husband worked for a non-profit four years, til he was recently laid off,
> and the ways they would worm out of paying for external services and USED
> volunteers makes me cringe. Since I no longer required to be loyal, take a
> look at www.neilsquire.ca. For an organization that should be a leader in
> accessibility, I think there is room for improvement. When will designers
> get ALT tags should be EQUIVALENT Information. Rumour is they did pay a
> pretty penny for this site.

Well, I don't think there's room for improvement. I think they
should start again from scratch. I'm not disabled, but I couldn't be
bothered to wrestle with the navigation to see what is there.

The CSS is invalid, the HTML is invalid, and the chance of passing
WAI validation is nil. As you suggest, the alt tags on the front
page are useless. "New Image" is as descriptive as they get!