scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Building web pages (accessibility)
Thu Nov 04 1999 - 03:10:16 CST
Deb Morrow raised an important point on building web pages, and that is
one of accessibility for the disAbled, and particularly for the visually
> As an addition to the other suggestions on building web pages, remember
> that people using voice adaptations and/or readers are often not able to
> read bullets and buttons on a page. A visually impaired Scout or Scouter
> needs a text alternative for pertinent information.
> Deb Morrow
Federal agencies (U.S.) have now been mandated to develop accessible
websites so that the entire public will have access to them irrespective
of the disAbling condition which the "surfer" might have.
The next iteration of the Working With Scouts With disAbilities (WWSWd)
is being designed to meet those accessibility standards - that, in part,
explains our recent delays in updating. We have to put our "money"
where our mouths are. It should launch soon - well before the Federal
WWSWd's computer gurus will try to share the technology references so
that other Scouters can do the same.
Separate from WWSWd's efforts, we have recently come upon another site
which specifically addresses the issue of Website access for people with
visual disAbilities. You may wish to look it up: