[Athen] fir pop quiz "ME Websites"

Terrill Thompson tft at u.washington.edu
Fri Sep 12 14:28:04 PDT 2008

Hi James,

Was the campus web developer wondering what "ME" refers to on that Section
508 web page, or was he/she actually using the same terminology? From the
context it would appear to be a specific federal division ("the ME
Division"), but my Friday afternoon brain isn't coming up with much.
Mechanical Engineering? Medical Examiners? Middle East? Maine?

One point this helps to illustrate is the importance of WCAG 2.0 guideline
3.1.4, which says this about abbreviations: "A mechanism for identifying the
expanded form or meaning of abbreviations is available."


Terry Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology
UW Technology Services
University of Washington
tft at u.washington.edu

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> Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 12:18 PM

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> Subject: [Athen] fir pop quiz "ME Websites"



> So I get a call from a campus web developer asking about "ME

> websites" and I draw a blank. The phrase appears on

> http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=186

> and I search that site and still drew a blank.


> Anyone care to enlighten me?


> Thanks and have a great weekend.


> James


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