It has to be option C always! BS8878 underpins that and you should be supporting BS8878.
Colin Fowler----- Original Message ----- From: "Egan, Bim" <Bim.Egan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 7:29 AM Subject: [access-uk] Website preferences
Hi, Apologies if you see this on other lists ... My name's Bim Egan, I'm the technical lead for RNIB's web access team. Web designers sometimes look to RNIB for guidance on what sight-impaired people need to make a site accessible. Though we have no power to insist that they take our advice, we want to make sure that what we say is right for you and others . Could you help us please, by saying which of the following three options (A, B or C) would be more likely to suit your needs? A. a text-only site, mirroring the main site with all its features; or B. A separate, simplified site made easier for sight-impaired people, but with the risk of missing out on some of the features on the main site; or Option C: If it's possible, one website that is accessible for everyone, sighted and unsighted. Option B could mean extra cost for web designers, which they may not like to incur. On the other hand some people who work entirely from the keyboard tell us that Options A and C can mean far too many key strokes for them. Question: Would it be a good idea for RNIB, as policy, to encourage designers of the more popular or important sites for independent living, (grocery sites for example) to produce an option B version? Thank you. Bim -- DISCLAIMER: NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you should not use, disclose, distribute or copy any of the content of it or of any attachment; you are requested to notify the sender immediately of your receipt of the email and then to delete it and any attachments from your system. RNIB endeavours to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses or other contaminants. However, it cannot accept any responsibility for any such which are transmitted. We therefore recommend you scan all attachments. Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email and any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RNIB. RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227 Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk This message has been scanned for viruses by Websense Hosted Security - http://www.websense.com/content/HostedEmailSecurity.aspx ** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe] ** If this link doesn't work then send a message to: ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ** and in the Subject line type ** unsubscribe ** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the ** immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq] ** or send a message, to ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq