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  • # July 6, 2008 at 4:31 am

    The West Australian Web Awards (http://www.wawebawards.com.au) have been held for the past few years and they adhere to some fairly stringent guidelines in accessibility and clean semantic markup in both CSS and HTML.

    So before I submit my site (submissions end 7th August) I would like to make sure it’s schmico, so some good criticism or ideas would be loved.

    This is the Address: http://www.simonwoodard.com.au

    Thanks in advance

    # July 6, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Comments on page accessibility:

    • Navigation is not optimal; screen readers won’t read your flash navigation – it’ll just read the list[/*:m]
    • No access keys?! At least add some to your navigation[/*:m]
    • Screen readers will not read your phone number or e-mail adress (http://www.simonwoodard.com.au/wp-conte … s/logo.jpg)[/*:m]
    • Your footer is absolute failing when it comes to accessibility[/*:m]
    • You should embrace your "Search"-text with a label for the input field (on front page)[/*:m][/list:u]

      I would seriously recommend you to read, and to follow (at least some of) the tips given from Dive Into Accessibility. You should also get yourself an accessibility statement too.

    # July 6, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Awesome thanks for all those points, I’ll be working on them over the next few days :)

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