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RE: Accessable demo alternative


From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Sep 15, 2005 4:00PM

> We're going to be making little 5-10 minute demonstrations to
> help people who are having trouble use the site. Likely we'll
> use Breeze - a Macromedia tool.
> However, since our mission is to serve people with
> disabilities, we also want to provide another option for
> those who would be unable to use the breeze demonstration.
> What would be a good alternate way to present this material?

I guess I have to play devil's advocate and ask 'if you need to make
tutorials to use the site, perhaps it's time to rethink the site?' The
fact that there is a 'preferred browsers'/javascript/screen resolution
page seems to indicate that more thought needs to be put into
accessibility (and maybe usability) in general.

In general, though, to answer your question, just make sure there is an
HTML alternative to the demo. Often screen shots and text is all you

Also, as a UMN site, have you used this great resource: