Guided discussion - WAI’s Easy Checks document

  • October 8, 2013 · 5:30 PM
  • WA Museum - Administration

So this one is my long awaited guided discussion of the WAI Easy Check Document. It will be held at WA Museum admin building. An accessible venue that's kind of hard to find... We are a doorway on William Street near the corner of Wellington and William Streets, next door to Tartine Cafe. Ring the bell for Level 1 and I'll let you in.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the welcome to Perth. If anyone is interested, I am giving the UWA Computer Science Seminar this Friday on how I teach graduate students on-line at ANU. All welcome: http://blog.highereducationwhisperer.com/2013/10/seminar-about-online-green-computing.html

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where do I get the latest draft of the WAI Easy Check Document? By the way I am in Perth 23 Sep to 18 Oct and happy to talk about my experience assessing the Sydney 2000 Olympic website and providing some advice for the Beijing 2008 Olympics: http://www.tomw.net.au/2003/bws.html

    September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gary, the advantage with the automated accessibility assessment tools is that within a few seconds they provide the beginner with some useful pointers to improve their web page. They can then point people to where to find more information on how to do the less mechanical tests. In contrast WAI Easy Check Document will take the person some time to read and re-read, before it will start to make sense. They then need to apply it to a web page which will take them some time before they get any useful information to improve their web page. This is more than most people will be willing to do. My experience, from more than a decade of raising the accessibility issue with people is that most are willing to consider it, if it does not involve too much effort, but reading the WAI Easy Check Document would be too much effort. My suggestion is to not produce an Easy Check Document and instead enhance the automated tools, so they provide a better tutorial for the user.

      September 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the opportunity to meet and discuss the WAI Easy Check Document. I have sent a comment to W3C along the lines of my bl;og posting "WAI Easy Check Document Not Useful": http://blog.tomw.net....­

      October 9, 2013

  • Ivy C.

    That will be great Gary! I can't make it either. It's a difficult choice between 2 meetups! Sorry Morgan.

    October 8, 2013

    • Ivy C.

      Yea. Grrr...

      October 8, 2013

    • Morgan S.

      The Drupal one was supposed to be last week, but they moved it at the last minute. That's one of my regulars as well...

      October 8, 2013

  • Gaylene K.

    Would love to attend, but the time just work for me. Please note the highlights and if someone can present them at the next breakfast meetup, that will be great!

    October 8, 2013

    • Gary B.

      Will sketchnote the discussion for you if that helps

      October 8, 2013

  • Rosemary S.

    Sorry can not come along as planned

    October 7, 2013

  • Ivy C.

    Automated tools have their merits, especially for crawling site pages to check for areas of accessibility concerns and then flag those in a report for followup by businesses. The statistics can help with monitoring and form a measurable KPI for the site. This makes it easier to make accessibility issues more visible to the executive levels and content managers.

    September 30, 2013

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