[Accessibility] linuxbase.org Bobby V4.0.1 results
T. V. Raman
tvraman at us.ibm.com
Mon Mar 31 09:06:52 PST 2003
this is easier to fix by tracing down the php libs used --since you
will probably need to fix things in one or two places.
In general most Open Source sites are pretty notorious with respect to
their failings regarding accessibility --the grand-daddy of them all,
SourceForge is a case in point.
>>>>> "Sharon" == Sharon D Snider <snidersd at us.ibm.com> writes:
Sharon> Hi all,
Sharon> Doug Beattie and I were discussing the groups Web site on
Sharon> Friday, which may possibily be written in php similar to
Sharon> linuxbase.org. So, I ran a Bobby V4.0.1 scan on the
Sharon> linuxbase.org site as a starting point for our Web site.
Sharon> (For anyone not familar with Bobby go to
Sharon> http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp for
Sharon> more information).
Sharon> I ran the scan using US Section 508 guidelines, 2 link
Sharon> levels, following links in the URL folder as options. The
Sharon> condensed version of the results are as follows:
Sharon> 1. If style sheets are ignored or unsupported, are pages
Sharon> still readable and usable?
Sharon> 2. If there are logical groupings of form controls, use
Sharon> FIELDSET with LEGEND on each group. (2 instances)
Sharon> 3. If an image conveys important information beyond what
Sharon> is in its alternative text, provide an extended
Sharon> description. (67 instances)
Sharon> 4. If you can't make a page accessible, construct an
Sharon> alternate accessible version.
Sharon> 5. If a table has two or more rows or columns that serve
Sharon> as headers, use structural markup to identify their
Sharon> hierarchy and relationship. (49 instances)
Sharon> 6. Make sure users can skip repetitive navigation links.
Sharon> 7. If this is a data table (not used for layout only),
Sharon> identify headers for the table rows and columns. (20
Sharon> 8. If you use color to convey information, make sure the
Sharon> information is also represented another way. (180
Sharon> 9. Make sure that labels of all form controls are properly
Sharon> 10. Note: this item is not triggered by any specific
Sharon> feature on the Web site, but is considered important. If a
Sharon> timed process is about to expire, give the user
Sharon> notification and a chance to extend the timeout.
Sharon> I believe the majority of these items can be corrected.
Sharon> Regards, Sharon Snider Linux Accessibility, and
Sharon> Information Development IBM Linux Technology Services
Sharon> (512) 838-4127, T/L 678-4127
Sharon> Accessibility mailing list Accessibility at freestandards.org
T. V. Raman: PhD (Cornell University)
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