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Re: What to ask Web designers?


From: Conrad Mulligan
Date: Nov 23, 2004 9:38AM

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----- Original Message -----
From: "jeff.coburn"
To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] What to ask Web designers?

> You might look into something Similar to Voluntary Product Accessibility
> Template (VPAT). Government Agencies are supposed to make private vendors
> use these to make sure they are getting an accessible product. I think
> normally a vendor fills these out in regards to a product that is done and
> they are selling, but I don't see why you couldn't use something like this
> to make sure a potential product is accessible.
> http://www.itic.org/policy/vpat.html#webdetails
> -jc
> julian.rickards wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: sam89 [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
>>>Definitely a start. I really like any failures in accessibility found
>>>post-lanch would be fixed for free -- that should be written into
>> contract.
>> Yes, this could be problematic in that, despite a contract that states
>> otherwise, the contractor could say, "while you are fixing X, could you
>> update Y for us?". A reduced rate and limited timeline seems reasonable.
>> Jules
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