[Accessibleweb] Re: Accessibleweb Digest, Vol 51, Issue 5

Toni Still still at u.washington.edu
Wed May 30 12:14:55 PDT 2007


Jusst to let you know. The Life Sciences new web page is not the best in
accessibility. For example, while the links read and work well, the section
on "news and announcements" should be a heading so a screen reader chould
quickly jump to that section.
Toni Still
Operations Manager
Office for Nursing Research
T 206-221-2415
E still at u.washington.edu
http://www.son.washington.edu/research/grants/default.asp


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> 1. Minutes - May 17, 2007: Publication Services Web Publishing

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> Subject: [Accessibleweb] Minutes - May 17, 2007: Publication Services

> Web Publishing

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> Title: Publication Services Web Publishing: Design, Budgets, and

> Accessibility - Making It Work

> Speakers: Nigel Heinsius, Brian Vogt, and Rich Burmeister

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> PowerPoint Slides:

> www.washington.edu/computing/accessible/accessibleweb/pubserv_may1707.ppt

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> Notes in addition to what is on the slides:

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> 1. Pub Services has built up a Creative Consultants Network offering

> a variety of services:

> http://www.washington.edu/admin/pubserv/ccn/

> 2. Many clients and designers do not have accessibility on their radar

> 3. Technical compromises do not sit well with designers, who may be

> trying to convey a particular look with specific font styles or

> other graphical features not easy to do in XHTML/CSS

> 4. Doing standards-based designs often takes longer than the old slop

> code and tables methods. Clients may not want to pay or take the

> time.

> - Clients used to building their pages in DreamWeaver or other

> Wysiwyg programs where they can tweak until it is right do not

> know what is happening with XHTML/CSS.

> 5. Before creating a standards-based site or converting an old site

> to standards, clarify with the client what is happening. Identifying

> phases of design, template building, and site production as

> distinct processes and quote them separately.

> 6. Initially, do standards-based designs is more time-consuming.

> Some things can help speed things up:

> - A set of standardized templates for common layouts

> - Use CSS development programs to initiate stylesheet creation:

> = Coda "one window Web development"

> http://www.panic.com/coda/

> Runs on Macs

> = CSSEdit

> http://macrabbit.com/cssedit/

> Also runs only Macs

> = Web Developer toolbar

> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60

> Addon to FireFox

> = FireBug

> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843

> = HTML-Kit with Tidy

> http://chami.com/

> Windows only

> 7. Some recent Pub Services Web Design sites:

> - Life Sciences Discovery Fund

> http://www.lsdfa.org/

> - Office of Multicultural Affairs

> http://depts.washington.edu/omca/dev/

> - National Alzheimers Research Center

> http://www.alz.washington.edu

> - Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center

> http://depts.washington.edu/diabetes/

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