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Re: FrontPage and DreamWeaver made accessible


From: Joyce Kennedy
Date: Jul 25, 2000 8:13AM

Our university is putting together standards based on the wc3
standards and keeping in mind the type of pages and the unique
issues associated with University web sites (as they were so well
stated recently by Cyndi Rowland). I am presently working on
tutorials for Front Page and Dreamweaver; I will let the list know
when they are available. I am using graphics, and am describing
methods using the mouse, but also (as much as possible) using
the keyboard.

On 24 Jul 2000, at 18:16, Oyler, Ildiko < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I am developing instructions for faculty and staff on how to develop
> accessible web sites using FrontPage (later on I'll tackle
> DreamWeaver) and I need help. Is there anyone out there available to
> hire on as a consultant who is knows FrontPage and accessible web
> design guidelines or who knows of someone who does??
> The following is an example of what I have in mind.
> Thanks,
> KoKo Oyler
> Guidelines for Developing Accessible Web Pages in Front Page 98
> 1. Graphics/images
> All graphics/images should have a descriptive caption along with ALT
> (alternate) text.
> In the Front Page Editor: Right click on the graphic/image (photo,
> symbol, drawing, map) you want to caption. On the Edit menu, choose
> Image Properties. In the Alternate Representations area of the Image
> Properties dialog box, type the alternate text in the Text field. E.g.
> "Photo of Main Hall with flowers in bloom." When choosing your text,
> use words for the non-sighted user that would convey the purpose of
> the image in a given context.

Joyce Kennedy
Adaptive Technology Specialist
University of Southern Maine
144 Luther Bonney
Portland, ME 04104-9300
(207)780-4029 / fax (207)780-4565