[Accessibility] SSLUG.org and Bobby V4.0.1

Sharon D Snider snidersd at us.ibm.com
Mon Mar 31 08:54:20 PST 2003

Hi all,

For anyone interested, I also ran a Bobby scan on the Salt Lake Linux Users
Group Web site using US Section 508, 2 link levels, and follwed links in
URL folder as options. A condensed version on the results is as follows:

1. Explicitly associate form controls and their labels with the LABEL
element. (4 instances)

2. If style sheets are ignored or unsupported, are pages still readable and

3. If there are logical groupings of form controls, use FIELDSET with
LEGEND on each group. (3 instances)

4. If an image conveys important information beyond what is in its
alternative text, provide an extended description. (73 instances)

5. If you can't make a page accessible, construct an alternate accessible

6. If a table has two or more rows or columns that serve as headers, use
structural markup to identify their hierarchy and relationship. (92

7. Make sure users can skip repetitive navigation links.

8. If this is a data table (not used for layout only), identify headers for
the table rows and columns. (34 instances)

9. If you use color to convey information, make sure the information is
also represented another way. (74 instances)

10. Make sure that labels of all form controls are properly placed.

11. Provide alternative content for each SCRIPT that conveys important
information or functionality.

12. Note: this item is not triggered by any specific feature on the Web
site, but is considered important. If a timed process is about to expire,
give the user notification and a chance to extend the timeout.

Sharon Snider
Linux Accessibility, and Information Development
IBM Linux Technology Services
(512) 838-4127, T/L 678-4127

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