[thelist] Site Check: Is it accessible?

Matthew Bernhardt bernhardt.7 at osu.edu
Thu Nov 30 10:32:18 CST 2006

Hey all,
   I ran your front page through the WAI and Section 508 validators from  
HiSoftware[1], and while it passed the 508 automatic validation, the WAI  
test flagged a bgcolor attribute in the body tag. How big of a problem  
that is I can't really say, though.
   I also looked at the site in Opera's accessibility mode with images  
turned off and it seemed like the site was plenty usable. I don't know if  
I was missing something completely, but I could get to apartment listings  
and see information about the unit, see the alt attributes in images, etc.
   The only thing I might recommend would be to try making the main  
navigation an unordered list rather than a series of images in a div.
   I'm not an expert, nor do I play one on TV, but the site seems  
legitimately accessible to me.


On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:11:33 -0500, Stephen Rider  
<evolt_org at striderweb.com> wrote:
> Quick check of an existing site.  Simply put, is this site something
> I can legitimately describe as "handicapped accessible"?  Fully so?
> Partially?
> <http://www.realtymort.com/>

Matt Bernhardt, bernhardt.7 at osu.edu
Webmaster  +  Fab  Lab  Coordinator
Knowlton  School   of  Architecture
The    Ohio     State    University

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