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Philip M Kragnes <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi Soni,

I can certainly take a look at your Web application.  Although the usability Lab does do some accessibility assessment, they are not in a position to recommend alternatives and other fixes.  You may also wish to use the Web Accessibility Self-Assessment Tool I created.  The tool will ask you a series of 29 questions, providing a means of indicating progress in compliance and areas for notes.  You will find the tool in the right column of the following page.  http://accessibility.umn.edu/assessment-tool.html

I have always disagreed with the W3C/WAI regarding their statement that there should only be a single level 1 heading on a page.  My opinion is that level 1 headings are used to indicate the main topic/function on a page.  If this is taken one step further, a page generally has two main content areas, the main content and navigation.  By placing level 1 headings at the beginning of the navigation and the body content, I can easily move from one to the other.  This is consistent on the accessibility.umn.edu site, with the first level 1 heading enclosing the "What's Inside" image at the top of the left-nav bar.

Thank you for your efforts with regard to accessibility.  Please let me know how and when I can be of assistance.  Thanks.

Philip M Kragnes, M.S.
Computer Accommodations Program
University of Minnesota
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2002
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http://cap.umn.edu
http://accessibility.umn.edu

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sonja Froyen 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 1:08 PM
  Subject: Re: [WEBSTANDARDS] WebAIM kscreem reader user survey #3 results


  Thank you for this. Two h1 headings... that's very interesting.


  BTW, I am developing a web application for use in my department. I've incorporated what I know about accessibility. If I want it really scrutinized for accessibility, can I ask you to review it? Or do I work with the Usability Lab?


  --soni 


  Sonja Froyen

  Information Technology Specialist

  Global Programs and Strategy Alliance

  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

  612-626-5337



  On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Philip M Kragnes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

    These results offer some interesting implications for Web developers. http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey3/

    Philip M Kragnes, M.S.
    Computer Accommodations Program
    University of Minnesota
    McNamara Alumni Center
    200 Oak Street SE, Suite 180
    Minneapolis, MN 55455-2002
    P: 612-626-0365
    F: 612-626-9654
    E: [log in to unmask]
    http://cap.umn.edu
    http://accessibility.umn.edu




  -- 

  Sonja Froyen

  Information Technology Specialist

  Global Programs and Strategy Alliance

  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

  612-626-5337





  The Office of International Programs is now the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance.






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