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Sonja Froyen <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:58:04 -0600
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I've used it some. Because my applications are behind the authentication
wall, I can only paste in resulting html, which is sort of tedious.

It's a good way to catch mistakes -- an orphaned form label, a missing alt
tag -- but it doesn't shame you for ignoring the spirit of accessibility. I
pasted in a horrible, table-based page and it reported short list of missing
attributes.

--soni

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Kathleen McGee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Has anyone used the WAVE tool: http://wave.webaim.org/
>
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Philip M Kragnes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>  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
>> P: 612-626-0365
>> F: 612-626-9654
>> E: [log in to unmask]
>> http://cap.umn.edu
>> http://accessibility.umn.edu
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Sonja Froyen <[log in to unmask]>
>> *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.*
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Kathleen McGee
> Web Architect
> Carlson School of Management
> c: 612-624-7787
>
>


-- 

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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