Re: [BCAB] Web Design advice Sue & Ian 22 Nov 2012 22:14 GMT

Hi Richard, We have no intention of telling the designer how to do their job
but I have been told in the past by people that sites they have been told
are accessible are not, or should I say they tick all the boxes but are
still not usable. Looking at some Designers sites, they are abysmal, no
headers, graphics not labeled. All I was looking for were some tips or pit
falls people may have come across. Most of us in the group are not I.T
literate. Thanks for the observation though. Regards susan
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Web Design advice

> Richard,
>
> Absolutely right. Telling a designer how to do his job isn't the way. You
> can tell him not to use any tables always use alt text, but ultimately, it
> is the responsibility of the designer to make sure the site is accessible.
> Davi.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Richard
> Godfrey-McKay
> Sent: 22 November 2012 20:21
> To: 'Sue & Ian'; 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Web Design advice
>
> Sue, Isn't the important thing to ensure that your agreement  with the
> designers states that the site needs to be accessible/usable by
> blind/ps/disabled people, and, that should, in my view, give you the
> opportunity to come back to them if that group subsequently encounters a
> design problem?
>
> the danger of telling them specifically what you want is that you may not
> cover all the ground, and if the problem which emerges hasn't been
> mentioned, the designers may try to argue that you didn't specify that!
> Very important to ask potential designers to give info re their experience
> of designing such sites.
> Richard
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sue & Ian
> Sent: 22 November 2012 20:06
> To: British Computer Association
> Subject: [BCAB] Web Design advice
>
> Hi, I am looking for some advice from those of you who understand web
> design
> and implimenting accessibility/usability from the start. I am involved
> with
> a small group who have just secured funding to set up a website and we
> want
> to make sure it is accessible and more importantly useable from a disabled
> persons point of view, especially using screen readers and magnification.
> Is
> there anything in particular we should be a, asking for and b, looking
> for,
> when dealing with web designers. Thanks Susan Jones
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