Catching Up With the Email
Well, the heading says it all really. There’s no rhyme or reason for this post
- other than I have been going through a small backlog of mail and had some
people tell me about their sites, a few others ask questions that I was unable
to answer and so on. So, I thought I should just post this mish-mash for all
- "Well, we’ve tried to make out site accessible. We thought it was,
then the RNIB audited it. A month or so later, we fixed what they found and
the result is on-line. But we do use tables and things!" - David King.
- Paul Weddell wrote to us: "Gez Lemmon and Jane Wilcock’s study of UK
Government web sites is not actually a survey of UK Government web
sites. It is a survey of LOCAL Government web sites. It would be interesting
to see something similar for Parish Councils and National Government web sites.
For instance, the DWP, Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise to name but 3
and also the Dept of Health." - Any takers?
- Many people write: "Your list-o-matic
tool creates broken links and are reporting them on a regular basis."
No - the broken links are coming from yourselves. Let me explain - you need
to include the ‘http://’ part when you enter the URL. If you leave it out,
you will create a link that looks like this:
in the source code but, because you are testing it within the context of this
site, the browser interprets it as ‘http://accessify.com/tools-and-wizards/list-o-matic/www.mysite.com’.
Add in the http folks, and your links will work. Besides, how dare you suggest
something on this site doesn’t work properly
- Finally, Matthew Lindop from Webprojects
got in touch to let us know about some work that they recently completed that
readers of this site might want to take a look at. First up the Associated
Board of Music (ABRSM), the world’s largest music exam board, which you’ll
find at www.abrsm.org . The site
aims to be accessible, standards-compliant and usable (Accessify contributor
Dennis Kessler was involved in the usability side of things). One area of
the site that Matthew admits they were not able to ensure was fully accessible
was the network of message boards (so he should be interested in Nigel’s post
below regarding AccessifyForum). The other site Matthew brought to our attention
is City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
which has just been relaunched with better use of CSS and a new colour switcher
That is all, people. Nothing more to see, please move along …