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RE: noscript....and CSS--linearize


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Jul 27, 2006 11:20AM

I took a look and "tested" using the tools in the AIS Web Accessibility
Toolbar. I did not see a problem with the linearization of the tabled
information in the middle of the page. There were several accessibility
problems - primarily related to the proper coding of the Forms on the page
(the google search boxes). And that JS menu bar at top of the page, does do
some strange things when CSS is disabled. But that may be related to the
fact I am using IE 7.0 beta.

Others may have more to say/suggest.

John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine USA

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Debbie Charles
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:14 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] noscript....and CSS--linearize

I have a question about noscript. I 'think' I understand that it should be
used, for example, if you have a site that uses a mouseover event on the
navigation. Our site has that feature (not my doing), but if you do not have
javascript turned on, the menu is just displayed. So, I am correct in
thinking we need to add the nav links into a noscript? Also, we use a third
party tracking system that uses javascript. Do we need to indicate something
about that?

Finally, CSS---our site uses CSS and a programmer on campus indicated that
the site was not linearized properly when CSS was turned off. I am meeting
with her tomorrow to discuss this and other topics, but I wondered if
someone would look at it, and give me some guidance. One thing I 'think'
could be an issue is that there are 2 columns and scope and table headers
are not incorporated, but if you tab down the page, it tabs in the proper
order, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way, we are required to adhere
to Section 508 a-p (everything else is a bonus), so while we are striving
for more, we need to make certain we action those elements of 508.
Our site is located at http://dcit.clemson.edu



Debbie Charles
Educational Technology Services
436-B Brackett Hall
Clemson University

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