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RE: Example of LIFT Text Transcoder solving complexaccessibility issues


From: Patrick Lauke
Date: Jul 26, 2006 5:40AM

> Jason Taylor

> I thought it would be worth following up with a specific example where
> LIFT Text Transcoder can be used to create an accessible view
> of a not so
> accessible and hard to use section of a site. I have used the
> UGA events
> area.
> Go to http://transcoder.usablenet.com/tt/http://www.uga.edu and select
> "Events at UGA " this is a framed based area of the site. View the
> original version at https://db.uga.edu/mastercalendar/
> Testing with a range of assistive users has shown that the LIFT Text
> Transcoder view is far easier to use than the original view.
> It can also
> be accessed by Mobile users on PDA's as well as assistive
> expanding the
> value of the view.

However, this circumvents the fundamental issue that, ideally, the original
(frame based, etc) version should and could be made more accessible/usable in
the first place, thus not requiring anything like LIFT...which was my main point.

Patrick H. Lauke
Web Editor / University of Salford
Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force