snapshot speakup survey

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon Dec 3 14:43:37 EST 2001

No problems executing the survey here with lynx 2.8.4rel.1 (17 Jul 2001) 

I don't see much in the way of accessibility issues with this form. I do 
have a couple of points, however:

Link elements should be clearly intelligible on their own--without any 
need to access surrounding text. UTRLs labeled "link," for example, are 
not good practice. The applicable WAI guideline is intended to support 
users who navigate through urls via various browser access technologies 
and may not have direct access to the surrounding text in the process;

The form itself does not validate with HTML Tidy. I did not try, but would not expect a different result there. 
Valid html is, of course, the foundation of good accessibility practices 
on web pages, and I believe we should model what we preach as much as 

In the first question, "Where do you use speakup?," what is meant by 
"school" as opposed to "college or university?" In other words, wouldn't 
everyone checking off "college or university" also check off "school," 
inasmuch as a college or a university is certainly a school by all 
accepted usages of English?;

What, exactly, is this survey supposed to discover? It perports to be 
about future developments, but only questions regarding curent use are 
asked. Are we to surmise that some users will receive support in the 
future, while others will not? Certainly this can't be the case. So, what, 
exactly, is this survey supposed to show?

				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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