[thelist] Site Check: Is it accessible?

Julian Rickards julian.rickards at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 14:10:56 CST 2006

Looks pretty good on the whole but I would recommend a couple of changes
that weren't addressed by other comments.

Your horizontal navbar. The images are simply decorative: you could put
these images in the background of the links (increase the top padding and
set the images to repeat-none, position: top center and you can create the
same rollover effect by swapping the background images on :hover.

You mix CSS with HTML colors: set the <body> color in CSS, not in HTML.

My eyes seem to be somewhat sensitive to color contrasts and I find the AMD
stamp makes the address text and email address link somewhat difficult to
read where there is overlap: I would suggest moving the text away from the

Whoops, I just reviewed the code again and your horizontal navbar is not a
mixture of circle images with live text but the whole image is an image. OK,
strike what I wrote above. However, remove the square brackets [] from
around the alt text: you don't have it in the graphic and even if you did,
it would simply be decorative and could impede reading and understanding of
the alt text. (Don't spice up alt text, just tell it like it is.)

Good job.


On 30/11/06, 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/>
> Thanks much,
> Stephen Rider
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