[Athen] [WebAIM] web accessibility retrofitting service
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Mon Mar 24 10:27:18 PDT 2008
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Behalf Of Phil Teare
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Subject: Re: [Athen] [WebAIM] web accessibility retrofitting service
In which case, like I say, a redesign would usually be best. And there are
dozens of excellent companies out there, to do just that.
If there are clear reasons for this being impractical, a retrofit is going
to have many problems to overcome. Adding a self voiceing system and/or
templated patch (a little like T.V Raman's AxsJax) is a way to work around
these issues. This is something I'd be more than happy to investigate for
you, and is something we've done before.
I'd list other design companies for a redesign, but there are so many and
I'd hate to leave anyone out.
On 24/03/2008, Lisa Fiedor <lisa_fiedor at ncsu.edu> wrote:
Actually, I'm scoping out the development of an accessibility production
service for our campus, and was wondering whether anyone has done that
somewhere else. Our faculty are generally not experienced web
developers, and there is interest in providing a service that will work
with their online course materials and either redesign or retrofit them
to be accessible. The majority of our public sites are accessible, but
when it comes to course pages, there is some work that needs to be done.
By whom, is the question.
Phil Teare wrote:
> Looking at your site, its not so bad. Which areas are you wanting work
> on? Are they they public, for me to have a poke at?
> On 24/03/2008, Phil Teare <phil.a.teare at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> While most would say rewrites are better than retrofitting (and I'd
>> agree), if you have the resources/time... we could look at it as a
>> Talklets and V Browser offer fairly unique add-on services. They can both
>> bespoke tailored to work around the shortcomings of a given legacy
>> Phil Teare,
>> CTO & Chief Architect,
>> http://www.talklets.com from Textic Ltd.
>> (44)  208 4452871
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Lisa Marie Fiedor
Web Accessibility, Usability, & Design Specialist
DELTA Instructional Support Services
Campus Box 7111, NC State University, Raleigh NC 27695-7111
Rm 2133 DH Hill Library, East Wing
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